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The accidental city : improvising New Orleans

Author: Lawrence N Powell
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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America's most beguiling metropolis started out as a snake-infested swamp. Through intense imperial rivalries and ambitious settlers who risked their lives to succeed in colonial America, the site  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence N Powell
ISBN: 9780674725904 0674725905
OCLC Number: 861317927
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: An impossible river --
A landjobbing scheme --
Utopian by design --
Improvising a city --
Changing of the guard --
In contraband we trust --
A Creole city --
Slavery and the struggle for mastery --
The slaves remake themselves --
A new people, a new racial order --
The American gateway.
Responsibility: Lawrence N. Powell.

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Should stand for years as the definitive history of New Orleans's first century...Powell's account of New Orleans's racial history is extensive; he is especially good on the subject of the black Read more...

 
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