New Orleans: A Guided Tour through History [NOOK Book]

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Move through time as never before with this one-of-a-kind guide, which brings you face to face with the people and events that have shaped New Orleans. From the French Quarter to the Garden District’s St. Charles Avenue streetcar and the city’s famed above-ground cemeteries, this book tells the story of the Big Easy through the centuries to modern times. 
 
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New Orleans: A Guided Tour through History

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Overview

Move through time as never before with this one-of-a-kind guide, which brings you face to face with the people and events that have shaped New Orleans. From the French Quarter to the Garden District’s St. Charles Avenue streetcar and the city’s famed above-ground cemeteries, this book tells the story of the Big Easy through the centuries to modern times. 
 
 •  Two PopOuts—an historic map up front and a contemporary map in the back
 •  An introduction that sets New Orleans in historical context
 •  A timeline that adds context to the history described
 •  Concise biographies of key figures
 •  An historical walking tour
 •  Where to stay and eat, and places to visit nearby
 •  Archival and color photos throughout

Timeline: Touring History Where it Happened
Books in this series take you on fascinating tours of some of America’s most important historical landmarks and locations.
Also available: Antietam • Gettysburg • Washington, D.C. • Vicksburg •  Fredericksburg • The Freedom Trail • New York Immigrant Experience

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762765577
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 883,898
  • File size: 7 MB

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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