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Remembering New Orleans
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Remembering New Orleans

by Melissa Lee Smith
 

Birthplace of jazz, home to the beignet, city of a thousand legends, New Orleans grew out of a unique blend of cultures. Its architecture and cuisine, born of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African, and other influences, created a city unlike any other in America. Its popular saying, laissez les bons temps rouler—“let the good times

Overview

Birthplace of jazz, home to the beignet, city of a thousand legends, New Orleans grew out of a unique blend of cultures. Its architecture and cuisine, born of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African, and other influences, created a city unlike any other in America. Its popular saying, laissez les bons temps rouler—“let the good times roll”—reflects the upbeat spirit of its citizens, a spirit that has at times been diminished by tragedy, but that can never be vanquished. Remembering New Orleans celebrates that spirit in more than 100 striking, black-and-white photographs selected from local and national archives. With these fine historic images from her best-selling book, Historic Photos of New Orleans, Melissa Lee Smith provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of New Orleans. Here are the grand buildings and the immigrant slums, the cast-iron corn fences and the open-air markets, Mardi Gras parades and scenes of daily life. From the French Quarter and the elegant Garden District to the infamous Storyville, the people and places of New Orleans tell their unique story through these beautiful, rarely seen images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596526631
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/14/2010
Series:
Remembering Series
Pages:
134
Sales rank:
1,339,040
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Lee Smith grew up in Covington, Louisiana, a small town located north of New Orleans. She received her B.A. in history from Loyola University of New Orleans in 1994 with a focus in Louisiana history and women's history. She completed her M.A. in history from the University of New Orleans in 2007 with a focus on New Orleans African American society during the Jim Crow era. Smith and her husband, Patrick Ellis, live in New Orleans with their son James. She currently works for the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans and also performs freelance research and writing.

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