This volume in the series explores the many changes that New Orleanians and their city experienced before, during, and after the trying times of World War II. Mrs. Widmer fondly remembers the '40s as she examines the city socially, politically, and architecturally and includes a look at popular fads, sports, and other entertainment that boomed during this period in history. She takes a look at the expanding suburbs of New Orleans and the effects that the end of the war had on growth and development in areas such as Gentilly Woods and the lakefront. The book also surveys the fashions of the day and discusses developments in science and technology, with particular attention given to television and its effect upon society.
- ISBN-13: 9781589804975
- ISBN-10: 158980497X
- Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
- Publish Date: June 2007
- Dimensions: 10.78 x 8.61 x 0.57 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Page Count: 192