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Legendary Locals of New Orleans
     

Legendary Locals of New Orleans

by Edward J. Branley
 

Since its founding in 1718 by the LeMoyne brothers, New Orleans has cemented its status as one of the busiest ports on the continent. Producing many unique and fascinating individuals, Colonial New Orleans was a true gumbo of personalities. The city lays claim to many nationalities, including Spaniards Baron Carondelet, Don Andres Almonester, and French sailors

Overview


Since its founding in 1718 by the LeMoyne brothers, New Orleans has cemented its status as one of the busiest ports on the continent. Producing many unique and fascinating individuals, Colonial New Orleans was a true gumbo of personalities. The city lays claim to many nationalities, including Spaniards Baron Carondelet, Don Andres Almonester, and French sailors and privateers Jean Lafitte and Dominique Youx. Businessmen like Daniel Henry Holmes and Isidore Newman contributed to local flavor, as did musicians Buddy Bolden, Joe “King” Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Louis Prima. War heroes include P.G.T. Beauregard and Andrew Jackson Higgins. Avery Alexander, A.P. Tureaud, and Ernest Morial paved the way for African Americans to lead the city. Kate Chopin, Lafcadio Hearn, Ellen DeGeneres, Mel Ott, Archie Manning, and Drew Brees have kept the world entertained, while chefs and restaurateurs like Leah Chase and the Brennans sharpened the city’s culinary chops. Legendary Locals of New Orleans pays homage to the notables that put spice in that gumbo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467100397
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/14/2013
Series:
Legendary Locals Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,375,248
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Edward J. Branley, a former history teacher, is now a consultant and independent scholar who teaches, writes, and continually discovers the wonders of his hometown, New Orleans. This is his fourth book for Arcadia Publishing.

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