The Story Of French New Orleans

Author : Dianne Guenin-Lelle
ISBN : 9781496804891
Genre : History
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What is it about the city of New Orleans? History, location, and culture continue to link it to France while distancing it culturally and symbolically from the United States. This book explores the traces of French language, history, and artistic expression that have been present there over the last three hundred years. This volume focuses on the French, Spanish, and American colonial periods to understand the imprint that French socio-cultural dynamic left on the Crescent City. The migration of Acadians to New Orleans at the time the city became a Spanish dominion and the arrival of Haitian refugees when the city became an American territory oddly reinforced its Francophone identity. However, in the process of establishing itself as an urban space in the Antebellum South, the culture of New Orleans became a liability for New Orleans elite after the Louisiana Purchase. New Orleans and the Caribbean share numerous historical, cultural, and linguistic connections. The book analyzes these connections and the shared process of creolization occurring in New Orleans and throughout the Caribbean Basin. It suggests “French” New Orleans might be understood as a trope for unscripted “original” Creole social and cultural elements. Since being Creole came to connote African descent, the study suggests that an association with France in the minds of whites allowed for a less racially-bound and contested social order within the United States.
Category: History

The Story Of The Old French Market New Orleans

Author : Field Martha Reinhard Smallwood
ISBN : 1113358629
Genre : History
File Size : 80.23 MB
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Category: History

The French Quarter

Author : Herbert Asbury
ISBN : 9781786259677
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 34.35 MB
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For over a century the French Quarter was the center of a city of sin and gaiety unique on the North American continent. The development of the New Orleans of legend was fostered by an improbable mixture of Creoles, river gamblers, pirates, politicians, reckless women, adventuring aristocrats, and some of the world’s most daring entrepreneurs. Anyone who wants to know the French Quarter must read their story. “Mr. Asbury has written one of the most incredible true stories of recent times.”—Lyle Saxon author of Fabulous New Orleans
Category: True Crime

Bohemian New Orleans

Author : Jeff Weddle
ISBN : 9781604731552
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In 1960, Jon Edgar and Louise Gypsy Lou Webb founded Loujon Press on Royal Street in New Orleans's French Quarter. The small publishing house quickly became a giant. Heralded by the Village Voice and the New York Times as one of the best of its day, the Outsider, the press's literary review, featured, among others, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, and Walter Lowenfels. Loujon published books by Henry Miller and two early poetry collections by Bukowski. Bohemian New Orleans traces the development of this courageous imprint and examines its place within the small press revolution of the 1960s. Drawing on correspondence from many who were published in the Outsider, back issues of the Outsider, contemporary reviews, promotional materials, and interviews, Jeff Weddle shows how the press's mandarin insistence on production quality and its eclectic editorial taste made its work nonpareil among peers in the underground. Throughout, Bohemian New Orleans reveals the messy, complex, and vagabond spirit of a lost literary age. Jeff Weddle is assistant professor of library and information studies at the University of Alabama. His work has appeared in Publishing History and Beat Scene . Learn about Director Wayne Ewing's documentary film The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press and watch a trailer at http: //www.loujonpress.com/
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines