Time and Place in New Orleans: Past Geographies in the Present Day

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Overview

The fate of New Orleans, Louisiana has always been influenced by the city's unlikely geography. Perched on a narrow ridge in a vast swamp, bordered to the north by Lake Pontchartrain and almost encircled by the Mississippi River, the city and its history were shaped by topography.

In 1722, a failing company struggling in a remote wilderness relocated its primitive headquarters for the sixth time in twenty-three years. A little over a century later, that settlement, with its ornate Opera House and flourishing Vieux Carré, was one of the most opulent and important cities on the continent. Today on that site, a vibrant and culturally rich community turns its eyes to the future, while nineteenth-century pumping stations literally keep the city above water.

Time has dealt New Orleans its share of triumph and tragedy, of rises and falls. The long, tumultuous story that has transpired upon this magnificent crescent of the Mississippi has produced one of the world's most interesting cities. New Orleans stands as an urban oasis in the swamps, a nexus of the American interior and the Gulf of Mexico, a unique metropolis embodying a history and a geography like few other places.

By using maps, aerial images, bird's-eye perspectives, photographs, charts, and text derived from a wide range of historical data, Richard Campanella explores the unusual geographical circumstances underlying this fascinating city. Time and Place in New Orleans celebrates the patterns and distributions of the city's human geography and the vestiges of the past alive in its streets today.

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Campanella (Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities) discusses how New Orleans' singular topography and geography influenced the city's growth and development. He traces the problematic founding of the city as early settlers fought malarial mosquitoes and a hostile swampland, and examines the precarious topography that inspired its nickname, the Crescent City. Finally, he explores how the city's geography informed its culture, as well as the cultural elements that defined the New Orleans cityscape. The book contains 356 color photos and 120 maps. Oversize: 13x10.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565549913
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 13.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Authors Richard and Marina Campanella, husband and wife, began collecting old street scenes of New Orleans and rephotographing the sites as a hobby, one that quickly grew into the research for this, their first book. They live in a circa 1926 cottage tucked among azaleas and magnolias near the beach in Waveland, Mississippi. Campanella, a member of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, works in the field of satellite imaging and computer mapping at Stennis Space Center.

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