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City of a million dreams : a history of New Orleans at year 300

Author: Jason Berry
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured the history and culture of the city in microcosm - a city legendary for its noisy, complicated, tradition-rich splendour. In  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Berry
ISBN: 9781469647159 146964715X 9781469647166 1469647168
OCLC Number: 1054642261
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: In the hum of a b-flat city --
Bienville: journey into the interior --
St. Malô in the memory rings --
The great fire and procession for Carlos III --
City of migrants --
Claiborne: a city embattled --
Pirates, black soldiers, and the war under Jackson --
The builder and the priest --
The burial master: times of yellow fever and war --
The time of jazz --
Sicilians in the meld --
Mother Catherine and the lower Ninth Ward --
Sister Gertrude Morgan: running for the city --
The last days of Danny Barker --
Dr. Michael White and the widow's wail --
After the flood.
Responsibility: Jason Berry.


Delivers a character-driven history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. Chronicling cycles of invention, struggle, death, and rebirth, Berry reveals the city's survival as a triumph of diversity,  Read more...


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