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The accidental city : improvising New Orleans / Lawrence N. Powell.

Author/Creator:
Powell, Lawrence N.
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
422 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 17th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 18th century.
French -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Spaniards -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
British -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Contents:
An impossible river
A landjobbing scheme
Utopian by design
Improvising a city
Changing of the guard
In contraband we trust
A Creole city
Slavery and the struggle for mastery
The slaves remake themselves
A new people, a new racial order
The American gateway.
An impossible river
A landjobbing scheme
Utopian by design
Improvising a city
Changing of the guard
In contraband we trust
A Creole city
Slavery and the struggle for mastery
The slaves remake themselves
A new people, a new racial order
The American gateway.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-400) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Hagen fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9780674059870 (alk. paper)
0674059875 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
748286973
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