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All on a Mardi Gras day : episodes in the history of New Orleans Carnival

Author: Reid Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 1995.
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In this study, Reid Mitchell takes the reader to Mardi Gras - a yearly ritual that sweeps the multicultural city of New Orleans into a frenzy of parardes, pageantry, dance, drunkeness, music, sexual  Read more...

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Mitchell, Reid.
All on a Mardi Gras day.
Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 1995
(DLC) 94028098
(OCoLC)30700862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reid Mitchell
ISBN: 9780674041172 0674041178
OCLC Number: 637140496
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (243 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Creoles and Americans --
African-Creoles --
Americans and immigrants --
Rex --
Comus --
Northerners --
High society --
Mardi Gras Indians --
Mardi Gras queens --
Louis Armstrong's Mardi Gras --
New Orleanians --
Zulu.
Responsibility: Reid Mitchell.

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Mitchell's writing is direct and accessible. He is not a Carnival romantic, but his passion for his subject is clear. As he acknowledges in his introduction, 'much of the history that follows is Read more...

 
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