The Accidental City

Author : Lawrence N. Powell
ISBN : 9780674065444
Genre : History
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Chronicles the history of the city from its being contended over as swampland through Louisiana's statehood in 1812, discussing its motley identities as a French village, African market town, Spanish fortress, and trade center.
Category: History

The Accidental City

Author : Lawrence N. Powell
ISBN : 0674725905
Genre : History
File Size : 86.11 MB
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America's most beguiling metropolis started out as a snake-infested, hurricane-battered swamp. Through intense imperial rivalries and ambitious settlers who risked their lives to succeed in colonial America, the site became a crossroads for the Atlantic world. Powell gives us the full sweep of the city's history from its founding through statehood.
Category: History

Beautiful Crescent

Author : Joan Garvey
ISBN : 1455617423
Genre : History
File Size : 24.94 MB
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A brief history for New Orleans' greatest admirers. This concise history of the Crescent City contains chapters covering the Mississippi River, the city's founding, European rule, and more, updated with expanded jazz and African American sections. It is a must for every library and home, and for those who love New Orleans and its rich history.
Category: History

New Orleans After The Civil War

Author : Justin A. Nystrom
ISBN : 0801899974
Genre : History
File Size : 82.58 MB
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This probing look at a generation of New Orleanians and how they redefined a society shattered by the Civil War engages historical actors on their own terms and makes real the human dimension of life during this difficult period in American history.
Category: History

The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

Author : Michael Anthony Ross
ISBN : 9780199778805
Genre : History
File Size : 76.93 MB
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Recounts a famous kidnapping that took place in New Orleans in 1870, in which a seventeen-month-old white child was taken by two African-American women, and the resulting public hysteria that led to racial tensions, political divisions, and false accusations and arrests.
Category: History

Letters From New Orleans

Author : Rob Walker
ISBN : 1891053019
Genre : Travel
File Size : 48.21 MB
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Rob Walker, columnist for The New York Times Magazine, energises the lately enervated worlds of memoir and travelogue with his book-length debut, 'Letters From New Orleans', a reconnaissance of a city obsessed with the forensic details of denial. Walker traded his New York life, including a decent media job, back in January of 2000. He and his girlfriend set up shop in New Orleans and soon after, Walker began sending, via email, 'The Letter From New Orleans' to interested parties. All fourteen pieces, along with additional material and photo spectra, are included in the book. Subjects covered include: celebratory gunfire, rich people, Michelle Shocked, the riddle of race relations today, robots, fine dining, drunkenness, urban decay, debutantes, the nature of identity, Gennifer Flowers, the song 'St James Infirmary', and mortality.
Category: Travel

Bienville S Dilemma

Author : Richard Campanella
ISBN : 9781891053191
Genre : Social Science
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Bienville's Dilemma presents sixty-eight articles on the historical geography of New Orleans, covering the formation and foundation of the city, its urbanization and population, its humanization into a place of distinction, the manipulation of its environment, its devastation by Hurricane Katrina, and its ongoing recovery.
Category: Social Science

New Orleans After The Promises

Author : Kent B. Germany
ISBN : 9780820342580
Genre : History
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In the 1960s and 1970s, New Orleans experienced one of the greatest transformations in its history. Its people replaced Jim Crow, fought a War on Poverty, and emerged with glittering skyscrapers, professional football, and a building so large it had to be called the Superdome. New Orleans after the Promises looks back at that era to explore how a few thousand locals tried to bring the Great Society to Dixie. With faith in God and American progress, they believed that they could conquer poverty, confront racism, establish civic order, and expand the economy. At a time when liberalism seemed to be on the wane nationally, black and white citizens in New Orleans cautiously partnered with each other and with the federal government to expand liberalism in the South. As Kent Germany examines how the civil rights, antipoverty, and therapeutic initiatives of the Great Society dovetailed with the struggles of black New Orleanians for full citizenship, he defines an emerging public/private governing apparatus that he calls the "Soft State": a delicate arrangement involving constituencies as varied as old-money civic leaders and Black Power proponents who came together to sort out the meanings of such new federal programs as Community Action, Head Start, and Model Cities. While those diverse groups struggled--violently on occasion--to influence the process of racial inclusion and the direction of economic growth, they dramatically transformed public life in one of America's oldest cities. While many wonder now what kind of city will emerge after Katrina, New Orleans after the Promises offers a detailed portrait of the complex city that developed after its last epic reconstruction.
Category: History

Lords Of Misrule

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ISBN : 1604736380
Genre : Carnival
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Unfathomable City

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 9780520274037
Genre : ART
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Presents twenty-two color maps and accompanying essays providing details on the people, ecology, and culture of the city.
Category: ART