New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape / Edition 3

New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape / Edition 3

by Peirce F. Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930066619

ISBN-13: 9781930066618

Pub. Date: 02/10/2007

Publisher: Center for American Places, Incorporated

"This classic work in historical geography recounts the evolution of New Orleans, from its founding as a European city in the early seventeenth century up to the present time. The city's geographic location, at the entry to North America's largest river, has helped to shape the economic, social, and demographic character of New Orleans for nearly 300 years. In the…  See more details below

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"This classic work in historical geography recounts the evolution of New Orleans, from its founding as a European city in the early seventeenth century up to the present time. The city's geographic location, at the entry to North America's largest river, has helped to shape the economic, social, and demographic character of New Orleans for nearly 300 years. In the midst of the Mississippi's huge swampy delta, the city's inhabitants have confronted an array of seemingly impossible environomental challenges. But, in meeting them, the city's diverse ethnic groups - French, Spanish, Anglo-America, and African-American - have created a place with a history and culture unlike any other in North America." New Orleans, now presented in a revised and greatly expanded second edition, tells the story of how this remarkable city acquired its special personality and geographic shape. Peirce Lewis describes the city's numerous and well-known charms, as well as its not-so-well-known shortcomings, in an engaging and even-handed manner that will surely appeal to general readers and students and scholars alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930066618
Publisher:
Center for American Places, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/10/2007
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
328

Table of Contents

Apologia and Acknowledgments for Book One (1976)
Preface and Acknowledgments for Book Two (2003)
Book One: The Shaping of New Orleans, from Its Beginnings to 19751
Ch. 1The Eccentric City3
Ch. 2A Place on the River19
Ch. 3The Stages of Metropolitan Growth37
Epilogue to Book One: Yet Still a Fine City?101

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