New Orleans: A Guided Tour through History

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From French Quarter to St. Charles Avenue and its cable cars, from the Garden District to the city’s cemeteries with their iconic above-ground tombs, this book takes travelers to New Orleans as never before, providing a fascinating chronological history and walking tours of the city from its earliest days up to modern times. A separate tour covers every fifty years of history, pointing out key figures as well as regular citizens who made the city what it is today. Timeline BooksThese one-of-a-kind guides allow ...

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Overview

From French Quarter to St. Charles Avenue and its cable cars, from the Garden District to the city’s cemeteries with their iconic above-ground tombs, this book takes travelers to New Orleans as never before, providing a fascinating chronological history and walking tours of the city from its earliest days up to modern times. A separate tour covers every fifty years of history, pointing out key figures as well as regular citizens who made the city what it is today. Timeline BooksThese one-of-a-kind guides allow readers to move through time as never before, bringing them face to face with the people and events behind some of America’s most important historical landmarks and locations. No other guidebooks draw so much on the first-hand accounts of those involved in the historic events that transpired in the areas covered—making readers feel as if they are experiencing living history. Each book features:* Two popout® maps—a historical map showing the area as it once was; and a modern map marking every stop on the tour and place mentioned in the text.
• Additional color maps and up to 40-60 photos, both historical and modern
• An introduction by an expert that sets the area in historical context
• A timeline showing key historical events
• A detailed walking tour of the present-day site, interspersed with first-hand accounts interspersed in the text or included as sidebars
• Concise and colorful biographies of key historical figures
• Where to stay and eat, and places to visit nearby Also available in the series:Antietam (978-0-7627-5328-4; 9/2009)Arlington National Cemetery (978-0-7627-5329-1; 9/2009)Fredericksburg (978-0-7627-5330-7; 1/2010)Gettysburg (978-0-7627-5331-4; 9/2009)Vicksburg (978-0-7627-5332-1; 1/2010)Washington, D.C. (978-0-7627-5333-8; 9/2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762757398
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Series: Historical Tours Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 975,118
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Randi Minetor is the author of three other Timeline Books, including Gettysburg, New York Immigrant Experience, and Washington, D.C., and of fifteen books for FalconGuides® (an imprint of Globe Pequot Press).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Key Participants in New Orleans History 8

Tour 1 Pre-1800: A Fetid Swamp Becomes a Pivotal Port City 17

Tour 2 1803-1900: War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Delta 35

Tour 3 1901-1950: The Big Easy Makes a Joyful Noise 59

Tour 4 1951-2005: The City with Nine Lives 71

Tour 5 2005-Now: Hurricane Katrina: The Worst of All Possible Scenarios 85

New Orleans: A Tourist's Guide to Staying, Eating, and Exploring 100

Glossary 121

Bibliography 122

Index 123

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