Lori Peek’s book, Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11 published

Kai Erikson, highly esteemed disaster researcher and former president of the American Sociological Association writes:

“One of the most devastating effects of a widespread disaster is its ability to create shifts in the prevailing cultural climate of an entire countryside and to change the way the various peoples of the countryside relate to each other. Behind the Backlash is a compelling, perceptive, and sensitively drawn portrayal of what happened to Muslim Americans, among the most loyal of national groups, when the dark shadow known as 9/11 passed over our land. A truly important study.”

—Kai Erikson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and American Studies, Yale University

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