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The New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office report

Author: George Washington Cable; Lawrence N Powell; United States. Census Office.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pioneering local-color writer about Creole New Orleans and a public advocate for black equality in his native South during and after Reconstruction, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) depicted in his writing the clash between American newcomers and a quaint but proud French-speaking population in post-Louisiana Purchase New Orleans. His work, including the short-story collection Old Creole Days (1879) and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925.
New Orleans of George Washington Cable.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007040391
(OCoLC)177057786
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Washington Cable; Lawrence N Powell; United States. Census Office.
ISBN: 9780807134283 0807134287 9780807133194 0807133191
OCLC Number: 250600738
Notes: Originally written as a special section of the 1880 U.S. Census titled Social statistics of cities; subsequently revised as Creoles of Louisiana, the original text has never appeared in print again except as a facsimile reprint; it is published here in its entirety for the first time, including Cable's footnotes and other material deleted from the census publication by its editors.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 207 pages) : maps
Contents: Introduction: A Novelist Turns Historian; cable's "historical sketch"; 1. Site and Origin; 2. Population and Social Order; Maps; 3. Indian Wars; 4. The First Creoles; 5. The Insurrection of 1768; 6. The Superior Council and the Cabildo; 7. Spanish Conciliation; 8. The Creoles Still French; 9. The American Grasp; 10. A Franco-Spanish American City; 11. From Subjects to Citizens; 12. Burr's Conspiracy; 13. The West Indian Immigration; 14. The War of 1812-15; 15. Commercial Expansion --
1815 to 1840; 16. Positive Growth with Comparative Decline; cable's Notes to "historical sketch."
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by Lawrence N. Powell.

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A pioneering local-color writer about Creole New Orleans and a public advocate for black equality in his native South during and after Reconstruction, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) depicted in his writing the clash between American newcomers and a quaint but proud French-speaking population in post-Louisiana Purchase New Orleans. His work, including the short-story collection Old Creole Days (1879) and his most famous novel, The Grandissimes (1880), received widespread critical acclaim and was serialized in the country's best highbrow magazines. In 1880, Cable was commissioned to write a.

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