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Beautiful Crescent : A History of New Orleans
by Joan B. Garvey and Mary Lou Widmer and Kathy Chappetta Spiess and Jane Molony


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.  Read more...

 
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More About Beautiful Crescent by Joan B. Garvey; Mary Lou Widmer; Kathy Chappetta Spiess; Jane Molony
 
 
 
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. ABOUT THE AUTHORS 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. Mary Lou Widmer, a New Orleanian, is a member of the Louisiana Colonials and the Daughters of 1812. A graduate of Loyola University, she has written several books with Pelican, including New Orleans in the Twenties; New Orleans in the Thirties; New Orleans in the Forties; New Orleans in the Fifties; New Orleans in the Sixties; and Margaret, Friend of Orphans; and co-authored Louisiana: The First 300 Years. ABOUT THE EDITORS Kathy Chappetta Spiess is a native of New Orleans. She graduated from LSU and received her MBA from the University of Phoenix. Karen Chappetta, also a native of New Orleans, currently works as a paralegal. She and her sister, Kathy Spiess, owned Tale of Two Sisters Bookstore in Covington, Louisiana.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781455617425
  • ISBN-10: 1455617423
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 320


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