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Beautiful Crescent : A History of New Orleans
by Joan Garvey and Mary Lou Widmer and Kathy Spiess


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Widely regarded as the definitive text for tourists and guides, this concise history directs the reader through the diverse traditions and cultures that have left an indelible mark on New Orleans. Chapters include details of the city's founding, changing European rule, slavery, and much more.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Widely regarded as the definitive text for tourists and guides, this concise history directs the reader through the diverse traditions and cultures that have left an indelible mark on New Orleans. Chapters include details of the city's founding, changing European rule, slavery, and much more. The updates in this latest edition include histories of jazz and the African American community, as well as why the Crescent City is so bright and colorful to the present-day visitor. With lists of notable figures and events, this reference volume is a must for historians, tour guides, and lovers of the Big Easy.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781455617425
  • ISBN-10: 1455617423
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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