Best books about new orleans history

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The Abandoned History of Jazzland/Six Flags New Orleans - Expedition Extinct

New Orleans, complete with its deep wells of history and tradition, has inspired scribes of all genres, from novelists to playwrights to historians.
Hunter S. Jones

Popular New Orleans History Books

Make Your Own List. Award-winning writer Tom Piazza explains his fascination with New Orleans. He recommends the five books that best represent the history and culture of the city pre- and post-Katrina. He lives in New Orleans. This is a collection of Louisiana folklore, assembled in the s; to my knowledge it has been in print ever since. So the book is a gathering of many voices. Tallant and Saxon knew New Orleans very well.

New Orleans has long been a muse for creatives and writers. A mix of classics and contemporary literature, these page-turners are perfect for reading this summer while traveling, sitting by the pool or passing the time on a stormy New Orleans afternoon. Though descended from African slaves, they were also descended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. Called the Free People of Color, this dazzling historical novel chronicles the lives of four of them—men and women caught perilously between the worlds of master and slave, privilege and oppression, passion and pain. Each day for several hours he would drive or ride a bicycle through the neighborhoods of the city stopping where something caught his eye. The book is loosely organized by areas the old quarter, downtown, the center, uptown with scattered examples of local buildings, places, and oddities. Louis Cathedral, and the graveyard tomb of a wealthy madam reportedly glows bright red at night.

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Everywhere else is just Cleveland. After Susan Larson took us through her essential books about the city — from Streetcar to A Confederacy of Dunces — we turned to our readers to complete the list. Here are some of their recommendations. If your favourite is missing, do add it in the comments. A fascinating story in itself. It was also recommended by Drowned Librarian.


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