Students in disaster class blog about storm Sandy

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Yale College students taking a class on the history of disasters in America, taught by doctoral candidate Andy Horowitz, have a unique perspective on Sandy, and they are blogging their responses to the devastating storm drawing on knowledge they have gained from the class.

In inviting his students to participate in the blog, which is being carried by the Huffington Post, Horowitz instructed them to keep in mind “our understanding of past hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and other calamitous events in American history.”

He also asked the students to consider such questions as: “Will people come together or fall apart?” “What sort of disaster relief are citizens entitled to?” “Is Sandy an act of god, or the work of man?”

Follow the answers these bloggers schooled in disaster provide as they ponder the aftermath of this natural disaster:

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