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Southern Queen : New Orleans in the nineteenth century

Author: Thomas Ruys Smith
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Continuum International, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New Orleans occupies a singular position within American life. Drawing deeply from Old World traditions and New World possibilities, the port city of the Mississippi has proved a lure to an extraordinary variety of travellers from its very earliest days. New Orleans has always been a world city like no other: it combines the magnolia and moonlight appeal of Southern romanticism, a popular sense of exoticism and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Thomas Ruys, 1979-
Southern Queen.
London : New York, NY : Continuum International, 2011
(OCoLC)648934523
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Ruys Smith
ISBN: 9781441148254 1441148256 128312274X 9781283122740
OCLC Number: 747503810
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Introduction: A Bend in the River; 1 "A very difficult people to manage": The Battles for New Orleans; 2 "Eternal bustle": The Making of an American City; 3 "Prima donna": The Queen of the South; 4 "Oh, weep for New Orleans!": Civil War and Reconstruction; 5 "A colossal white elephant": New Orleans, the New South, and the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition; 6 "Par excellence a city of fun": Segregation and Sex at the End of a Century; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Thomas Ruys Smith.

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