Beautiful Crescent A History of New Orleans

ISBN-10: 1455617423
ISBN-13: 9781455617425
Edition: 2012
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Description: A brief history for New Orleans' greatest admirers. This concise history of the Crescent City contains chapters covering the Mississippi River, the city's founding, European rule, and more, updated with expanded jazz and African American sections.  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

A brief history for New Orleans' greatest admirers. This concise history of the Crescent City contains chapters covering the Mississippi River, the city's founding, European rule, and more, updated with expanded jazz and African American sections. It is a must for every library and home, and for those who love New Orleans and its rich history.

MARY LOU WIDMER, a native of New Orleans, is a certified descendant of the area's settlers prior to the Louisiana Purchase. She is a member of the Louisiana Colonials and the Daughters of 1812.

Joan B. Garvey was a New Orleans public school teacher and administrator and taught New Orleans History and Tour Guiding at the University of New Orleans. She has been a guide for Smithsonian Southern Tours and co-authored Louisiana: The First 300 Years.

Editors KATHY SPIESS and KAREN WILDENFELS are the owners of the Tale of Two Sisters bookstore in Covington, Louisiana.

Foreword
Preface
Beautiful Crescent
The Part the River Played
Discovery and Exploration
The French Period
The Spanish Period
On Becoming American: 1803-15
Progress in a Period of Peace: 1820-60
Customs, Carnival, and Cemeteries
New Orleans, an Occupied City: 1862-76
Rebirth and Resurgence: 1865-1930
Growth in a Modern City: After 1930
New Orleans Today
Reference Sections
Directions in New Orleans
A Short History of Hurricanes in New Orleans
Statues and Monuments in New Orleans
Noted Personalities
Governors of Louisiana
Mayors of New Orleans
Chronology
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
About the Authors
Index

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