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Wicked New Orleans The Dark Side of the Big Easy

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ISBN-10: 1596299452

ISBN-13: 9781596299450

Edition: 2010

Authors: Troy Taylor

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Since as early as the 1700s, New Orleans has been a city filled with sin and vice. Those first pioneering citizens of the Big Easy were thieves, vagabonds and criminals of all kinds. By the time Louisiana fell under American control, New Orleans had become a city of debauchery and corruption camouflaged by decadence. It was also considered one of the country's most dangerous cities, with a reputation of crime and loose morals. Rampant gambling and prostitution were the norm in nineteenth-century New Orleans, and over one-third of today's French Quarter was considered a hotbed of sin. Tales in this volume include that of the notorious Axeman who plagued the streets of the Crescent City in…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 6/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Troy Taylor lives in Decatur, Illinois and is the founder of the American Ghost Society. He is the author of more than 80 books on hauntings and unexplained phenomena.

Acknowledgements
A City Born in Sin
The Bloody Field of Honor
Under the Black Flag: The Pirate Jean Lafitte
"Roll the Bones": Gambling in New Orleans
"Hell on Earth": New Orleans Crime and Vice
From Basin Street to Storyville: Prostitution in New Orleans
The Mafia in New Orleans
The Axeman's Jazz: New Orleans's Most Mysterious Unsolved Murders
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