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

Author: Reid Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 display, and social and political bombast.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reid Mitchell
ISBN: 0674016238 9780674016231
OCLC Number: 40839817
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.

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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'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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