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Caribbean New Orleans

Author : Cécile Vidal
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Page : 552 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2019-04-23
Category : History
ISBN : 9781469645193

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Caribbean New Orleans by Cécile Vidal Pdf

Combining Atlantic and imperial perspectives, Caribbean New Orleans offers a lively portrait of the city and a probing investigation of the French colonists who established racial slavery there as well as the African slaves who were forced to toil for them. Casting early New Orleans as a Caribbean outpost of the French Empire rather than as a North American frontier town, Cecile Vidal reveals the persistent influence of the Antilles, especially Saint-Domingue, which shaped the city's development through the eighteenth century. In so doing, she urges us to rethink our usual divisions of racial systems into mainland and Caribbean categories. Drawing on New Orleans's rich court records as a way to capture the words and actions of its inhabitants, Vidal takes us into the city's streets, market, taverns, church, hospitals, barracks, and households. She explores the challenges that slow economic development, Native American proximity, imperial rivalry, and the urban environment posed to a social order that was predicated on slave labor and racial hierarchy. White domination, Vidal demonstrates, was woven into the fabric of New Orleans from its founding. This comprehensive history of urban slavery locates Louisiana's capital on a spectrum of slave societies that stretched across the Americas and provides a magisterial overview of racial discourses and practices during the formative years of North America's most intriguing city.

Stay Out of New Orleans

Author : P. Curran
Publisher : Crescent City Press
Page : 327 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2019-06-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0998643181

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Stay Out of New Orleans by P. Curran Pdf

Stay Out of New Orleans: Strange Tales A crass tour of feral street life in New Orleans in the 1990's. A lucid walk through the shadows of North America's best and weirdest city, a place that bewitches some visitors and infects others. A bohemia stretching back to the dawn of absinthe. A town of hidden doors, hidden courtyards, and open secrets. Each day a fresh crime eager to happen, transcendent, fertile. Death lurking in every bar. No one knew it was a golden age............ See what the flood washed away... Self published in 2012, Stay Out of New Orleans has become an underground New Orleans cult classic and has gone on to sell a couple of thousand copies strictly by word of mouth and carried in but a couple of local stores. Now re-designed and re-formatted these 13 stories of NOLA 1990's street life will continue to find a new audience of readers-those both enchanted and those repelled by the city.

Desire and Disaster in New Orleans

Author : Lynnell L. Thomas
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2014-07-30
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780822376354

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Desire and Disaster in New Orleans by Lynnell L. Thomas Pdf

Most of the narratives packaged for New Orleans's many tourists cultivate a desire for black culture—jazz, cuisine, dance—while simultaneously targeting black people and their communities as sources and sites of political, social, and natural disaster. In this timely book, the Americanist and New Orleans native Lynnell L. Thomas delves into the relationship between tourism, cultural production, and racial politics. She carefully interprets the racial narratives embedded in tourism websites, travel guides, business periodicals, and newspapers; the thoughts of tour guides and owners; and the stories told on bus and walking tours as they were conducted both before and after Katrina. She describes how, with varying degrees of success, African American tour guides, tour owners, and tourism industry officials have used their own black heritage tours and tourism-focused businesses to challenge exclusionary tourist representations. Taking readers from the Lower Ninth Ward to the White House, Thomas highlights the ways that popular culture and public policy converge to create a mythology of racial harmony that masks a long history of racial inequality and structural inequity.

Mr. New Orleans

Author : Matthew Randazzo V,Frenchy Brouillette
Publisher : Mrv Entertainment LLC
Page : 398 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2014-06-19
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0692237488

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Mr. New Orleans by Matthew Randazzo V,Frenchy Brouillette Pdf

Wiseguys called him "the Keith Richards of the American Mafia" and JFK hero Jim Garrison denounced him as "one of the most notorious vice operators in the history of New Orleans" ... but you can just call him MR. NEW ORLEANS. Mr. New Orleans tells the incredible story of Frenchy Brouillette, a redneck Cajun teenager who stole his big brother's motorcycle and embarked on a 60-year vacation to New Orleans, where he became a legendary gangster and the underworld political fixer for his cousin, Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. Written by Crescent City native Matthew Randazzo V, the wickedly funny Mr. New Orleans is the first book to ever break the code of secrecy of the New Orleans Mafia Family, the oldest and most mysterious criminal secret society in America. "Mr. New Orleans is a rollicking, disturbing ride through the underbelly of a bygone New Orleans, lined with moments of dark, side-splitting hilarity. If you're a fan of James Lee Burke, drop what you're reading and pick this one up. In an era when popular wisdom tells us T.V. has stolen all depth from the literary true-crime narrative, Matthew Randazzo has found a way to beat that trend mightily; he's gone straight to the source and captured the singular, confounding voice of the New Orleans' mafia's top political fixer with fast-paced, riveting prose and a fine journalist's eye for detail." Chris Rice, New York Times Bestselling Author "Mr. New Orleans is a total knockout: Take everything you ever imagined about the sleazy good times to be had in New Orleans -- the sleazy good times capital of America -- and quadruple it, and you have a hint of what's inside these sticky pages." Bill Tonelli, Author of The Italian American Reader and Editor for Esquire and Rolling Stone

Phillip Collier's Making New Orleans

Author : Phillip Collier,Alexandra Collier,Philbeau Publishing, Inc
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 335 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Business enterprises
ISBN : 0578132184

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Phillip Collier's Making New Orleans by Phillip Collier,Alexandra Collier,Philbeau Publishing, Inc Pdf

"Phillip Collier?s Making New Orleans will take you through the ever-evolving history of the Big Easy, owing to the boundless list of past and present locally made products. The book is an homage to New Orleans? rich past, bringing to life forgotten foods, coffees, beers, soft drinks, ironwork, furniture, clothing, perfumes, music, money, ships, airplanes, rockets, books, newspapers, and patent medicines. Written by fourteen local writers and historians and featuring over 200 unique New Orleans products, along with vintage advertisements, labels and photographs, this is the perfect book for lovers of all things New Orleans." -- from publisher's website.

The Mysteries of New Orleans

Author : Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 592 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2002-06-10
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0801868823

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The Mysteries of New Orleans by Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein Pdf

"Reizenstein's peculiar vision of New Orleans is worth resurrecting precisely because it crossed the boundaries of acceptable taste in nineteenth-century German America and squatted firmly on the other side... This work makes us realize how limited our notions were of what could be conceived by a fertile American imagination in the middle of the nineteenth century." -- from the Introduction by Steven Rowan A lost classic of America's neglected German-language literary tradition, The Mysteries of New Orleans by Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein first appeared as a serial in the Louisiana Staats-Zeitung, a New Orleans German-language newspaper, between 1854 and 1855. Inspired by the gothic "urban mysteries" serialized in France and Germany during this period, Reizenstein crafted a daring occult novel that stages a frontal assault on the ethos of the antebellum South. His plot imagines the coming of a bloody, retributive justice at the hands of Hiram the Freemason -- a nightmarish, 200-year-old, proto-Nietzschean superman -- for the sin of slavery. Heralded by the birth of a black messiah, the son of a mulatto prostitute and a decadent German aristocrat, this coming revolution is depicted in frankly apocalyptic terms. Yet, Reizenstein was equally concerned with setting and characters, from the mundane to the fantastic. The book is saturated with the atmosphere of nineteenth-century New Orleans, the amorous exploits of its main characters uncannily resembling those of New Orleans' leading citizens. Also of note is the author's progressively matter-of-fact portrait of the lesbian romance between his novel's only sympathetic characters, Claudine and Orleana. This edition marks the first time that The Mysteries of New Orleans has been translated into English and proves that 150 years later, this vast, strange, and important novel remains as compelling as ever.

Very New Orleans

Author : Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Page : 169 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2013-06-14
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781616203009

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Very New Orleans by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler Pdf

The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues, and Cajun music coming from every doorway or right from the street. Lacy iron balconies that wrap around the historic buildings of the French Quarter. A leisurely meal under a canopy of wisteria. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the unique charm that makes New Orleans alluring: Mardi Gras, the Cabildo, Jackson Square, the Court of the Two Sisters, St. Louis Cemetery, the Jazz Festival, the River Road Plantations, the Cajun country, sumptuous Creole cuisine, and Audubon’s Aquarium of the Americas. In fascinating detail—on everything from the making of Mardi Gras, Napolean’s death mask, the city’s inspired architectural and garden designs, and favorite author hangouts to famous New Orleanians and Aunt Sally’s Creole pralines—Very New Orleans celebrates the city, the Cajun country, the people, and our history

Lost New Orleans

Author : Mary Cable
Publisher : New Word City
Page : 205 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2018-09-17
Category : History
ISBN : 9781640191877

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Lost New Orleans by Mary Cable Pdf

New Orleans has been decimated from time to time by disease, fire, and hurricanes. In 1788, 900 buildings burned to the ground because the church bells used to summon firefighters had been stilled in deference to Good Friday. It is the birthplace of jazz and the Mardi Gras, and at one time, was described as having too many banks and ballrooms and too few bathrooms and Protestant churches. Since its founding in 1718, New Orleans has balanced disaster with joy. Frederick Law Olmsted was beguiled by the scents and sounds of New Orleans, and Mark Twain said of the city, "No houses could be in better harmony with their surroundings, or more pleasing to the eye . . ." There have always been diverse opinions about a place that has equally diverse architectural styles - Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Moorish, and Eclectic. Lost New Orleans provides a history of the cultural, social, and commercial life of the city from its beginning.


Author : Lyle Saxon
Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 1989-01-31
Category : History
ISBN : 9781455604029

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This classic reprint evokes a city steeped in the traditions and idiosyncrasies of three cultures--French, Spanish, and American. Known widely as one of Louisiana's great writers, Lyle Saxon documented many of the quirks and mysteries of New Orleans. His narratives include a vivid picture of Mardi Gras as seen through the eyes of a young boy, a brief history of the city, and accounts of strange and remarkable events, including the great Mississippi flood of 1927, the year of the great plague, and a voodoo cult ceremony. By any standards, New Orleans is a unique city, and Saxon depicts it unadorned, with all its flaws and glories.

Christmas in New Orleans

Author : Laborde, Peggy Scott
Publisher : Pelican Publishing
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2024-05-23
Category : History
ISBN : 1455602175

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Christmas in New Orleans by Laborde, Peggy Scott Pdf

"From the festivities of yesteryear, revolving around religion and faith, to today's events, such as City Park's Celebration in the Oaks, New Orleanians observe Christmas with inimitable style. Late-night feasts, or réveillions, and rare occurrences of a winter-white Christmas are jsut a couple of nostalgic moments readers may stumble upon while perusing the pictures and warm recollections of notable locals, including Irma Thomas, Anne Rice, and Decon John Moore. In a celebration that has become as unique as the city itself, the images of a Christmas in New Orleans are classic and unforgettable. Descriptions of merriment, dating from the 1800s to post-Katrina, delicious recipes from Chef John Besh, bonfires along the levees, and the seasonal melodies of a city world renowned for its music are presented in this brilliant volume" -- inside cover.

New Orleans Noir

Author : Ted O'Brien,Patty Friedmann,Tim McLoughlin
Publisher : Akashic Books
Page : 223 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2007-04-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781936070398

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New Orleans Noir by Ted O'Brien,Patty Friedmann,Tim McLoughlin Pdf

This original anthology of noir fiction set across the Big Easy includes new stories by Ace Atkins, Laura Lippman, Maureen Tan, and more. New Orleans has always the home of the lovable rogue, the poison magnolia, the bent politico, and the heartless con artist. And in post-Katrina times, it’s the same old story—only with a new breed of carpetbagger thrown in. In other words, it’s fertile ground for noir fiction. This sparkling collection of tales, set both before and after the storm, explores the city’s gutted neighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming “sliver by the river,” its still-raunchy French Quarter, and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the city’s darkly colorful, nineteenth century past. New Orleans Noir includes brand-new stories by Ace Atkins, Laura Lippman, Patty Friedmann, Barbara Hambly, Tim McLoughlin, Olympia Vernon, David Fulmer, Jervey Tervalon, James Nolan, Kalamu ya Salaam, Maureen Tan, Thomas Adcock, Jeri Cain Rossi, Christine Wiltz, Greg Herren, Julie Smith, Eric Overmyer, and Ted O’Brien. A portion of the profits from New Orleans Noir will be donated to Katrina KARES, a hurricane relief program sponsored by the New Orleans Institute that awards grants to writers affected by the hurricane.

New Orleans Suite

Author : Lewis Watts,Eric Porter
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2013-02-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780520955325

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New Orleans Suite by Lewis Watts,Eric Porter Pdf

With New Orleans Suite, Eric Porter and Lewis Watts join the post-Katrina conversation about New Orleans and its changing cultural scene. Using both visual evidence and the written word, Watts and Porter pay homage to the city, its region, and its residents, by mapping recent and often contradictory social and cultural transformations, and seeking to counter inadequate and often pejorative accounts of the people and place that give New Orleans its soul. Focusing for the most part on the city’s African American community, New Orleans Suite is a story about people: how bad things have happened to them in the long and short run, how they have persevered by drawing upon and transforming their cultural practices, and what they can teach us about citizenship, politics, and society.

New Orleans

Author : Randi Minetor
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2010-07-13
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780762765577

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New Orleans by Randi Minetor Pdf

From French Quarter to St. Charles Avenue and its cable cars, from the Garden District to the city's cemeteries with their iconic above-ground tombs, this book takes travelers to New Orleans as never before, providing a fascinating chronological history and walking tours of the city from its earliest days up to modern times. A separate tour covers every fifty years of history, pointing out key figures as well as regular citizens who made the city what it is today. Timeline Books These one-of-a-kind guides allow readers to move through time as never before, bringing them face to face with the people and events behind some of America's most important historical landmarks and locations. No other guidebooks draw so much on the first-hand accounts of those involved in the historic events that transpired in the areas covered—making readers feel as if they are experiencing living history. Each book features: * Two popout® maps—a historical map showing the area as it once was; and a modern map marking every stop on the tour and place mentioned in the text. * Additional color maps and up to 40-60 photos, both historical and modern * An introduction by an expert that sets the area in historical context * A timeline showing key historical events * A detailed walking tour of the present-day site, interspersed with first-hand accounts interspersed in the text or included as sidebars * Concise and colorful biographies of key historical figures * Where to stay and eat, and places to visit nearby Also available in the series: Antietam (978-0-7627-5328-4; 9/2009) Arlington National Cemetery (978-0-7627-5329-1; 9/2009) Fredericksburg (978-0-7627-5330-7; 1/2010) Gettysburg (978-0-7627-5331-4; 9/2009) Vicksburg (978-0-7627-5332-1; 1/2010) Washington, D.C. (978-0-7627-5333-8; 9/2009)

New Orleans Pelicans

Author : Paul Bowker
Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
Page : 50 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2013-08-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781617879845

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New Orleans Pelicans by Paul Bowker Pdf

New Orleans Pelicans is a beginner's history of the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans. Beginning with the franchise's early years, readers will experience the team's highest and lowest moments, meet the team's best players and managers, and gain the inside track on information that completes the team's story. Mini-biographies, fun facts, anecdotes, fantastic quotes, and sidebars combine with full-color, action-packed photographs to round out the story of the Pelicans, allowing your readers Inside the NBA! SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Post Katrina Health Care in the New Orleans Region

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 380 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Government publications
ISBN : PSU:000065514160

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Post Katrina Health Care in the New Orleans Region by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Pdf