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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.

The Accidental City

Author : Lawrence N. Powell
ISBN : 0674725905
Genre : History
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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.

Beautiful Crescent

Author : Joan Garvey
ISBN : 1455617423
Genre : History
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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.

The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

Author : Michael Anthony Ross
ISBN : 9780199778805
Genre : History
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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.

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.

Lords Of Misrule

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ISBN : 1604736380
Genre : Carnival
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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.

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