The Battle of New Orleans: New Orleans as It Was in 1814-1815

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Beginning with Andrew Jackson's arrival in the city, this study examines New Orleans during the early nineteenth century. Sections include historical background for the Place d'Armes, which was the site of the victory pageant held for Jackson, and its bordering buildings. The book also describes such establishments as the Ursuline Convent, the U.S. Custom House, the French Market, and the St. Philip Street Theatre, underscoring the significance of each. Firsthand testimony provides a feel of authenticity while ...

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Overview

Beginning with Andrew Jackson's arrival in the city, this study examines New Orleans during the early nineteenth century. Sections include historical background for the Place d'Armes, which was the site of the victory pageant held for Jackson, and its bordering buildings. The book also describes such establishments as the Ursuline Convent, the U.S. Custom House, the French Market, and the St. Philip Street Theatre, underscoring the significance of each. Firsthand testimony provides a feel of authenticity while period illustrations offer a visual reference.

Leonard V. Huber was one of Louisiana's leading historians. He served as president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission, and the Friends of the Cabildo. He was the author of more than twenty books on the subject of Louisiana history, including Pelican's Mardi Gras: A Pictorial History of Carnival in New Orleans and New Orleans: A Pictorial History, and the coauthor of The Cabildo on Jackson Square; New Orleans Architecture, Volume III: The Cemeteries; and Tales of the Mississippi.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781589809918
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/2/2011
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,395,614
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Leonard V. Huber (1903-1984) was one of Louisiana's leading historians and experienced a lifetime's worth of Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. A businessman and an author, he was active in many local historical organizations around New Orleans and wrote many books and articles based on his experiences with Crescent City culture. He acted as president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission, and Keyes Foundation. He was also a founding member and a president of the Friends of Tulane Library, and the library holds this and other titles of Huber's.

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