New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape / Edition 2

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Overview

In his now classic work of historical geography, published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historic periods. This second edition offers a revised and greatly expanded look at this unique community on the Mississippi Delta--"a fearsome place, difficult enough for buildiing houses, lunacy for wharves and skyscrapers."

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Editorial Reviews

Craig E. Colten

Peirce Lewis's long overdue second edition is just as pleasurable to read as the original. It exposes the flaws of an inhospitable site, the richness of the local architecture, and the complexities of the city's social geography with a flair and clarity we should all aspire to.

Michael P. Conzen

Peirce Lewis's original New Orleans earned iconic status in georaphical writing on the American city. The appearance of a thoroughly reworked new edition is a devoutly welcome event.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930066106
  • Publisher: University of Virginia
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 717,674
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peirce Lewis, former President of the Association of American Geographers and Professor Emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University, has published widely on the American landscape.

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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 1975 1
Ch. 1 The Eccentric City 3
Ch. 2 A Place on the River 19
Ch. 3 The Stages of Metropolitan Growth 37
Epilogue to Book One: Yet Still a Fine City? 101
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Interviews & Essays

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