The Accidental City

Author: Lawrence N. Powell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674065444
Release Date: 2012-04-13
Genre: History

Chronicles the history of the city from its being contended over as swampland through Louisiana's statehood in 1812, discussing its motley identities as a French village, African market town, Spanish fortress, and trade center.

The Story of French New Orleans

Author: Dianne Guenin-Lelle
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781496804877
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: History

What is it about the city of New Orleans? History, location, and culture continue to link it to France while distancing it culturally and symbolically from the United States. This book explores the traces of French language, history, and artistic expression that have been present there over the last three hundred years. This volume focuses on the French, Spanish, and American colonial periods to understand the imprint that French socio-cultural dynamic left on the Crescent City. The migration of Acadians to New Orleans at the time the city became a Spanish dominion and the arrival of Haitian refugees when the city became an American territory oddly reinforced its Francophone identity. However, in the process of establishing itself as an urban space in the Antebellum South, the culture of New Orleans became a liability for New Orleans elite after the Louisiana Purchase. New Orleans and the Caribbean share numerous historical, cultural, and linguistic connections. The book analyzes these connections and the shared process of creolization occurring in New Orleans and throughout the Caribbean Basin. It suggests “French” New Orleans might be understood as a trope for unscripted “original” Creole social and cultural elements. Since being Creole came to connote African descent, the study suggests that an association with France in the minds of whites allowed for a less racially-bound and contested social order within the United States.

Die Balkone von New Orleans

Author: Nadine Klopfer
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839420836
Release Date: 2014-03
Genre: History

Nicht erst seit Hurrikan Katrina gilt New Orleans als Ausnahmeerscheinung unter den amerikanischen Städten. Karneval und kreolische Küche, Voodoo und Jazz gehören ebenso zur Stadt wie koloniale Architektur und Plantagen, Sümpfe und Moskitos. Das Image als alte, exotische Stadt des Südens ist allgegenwärtig und das Ergebnis heftiger Debatten um die Identität von New Orleans im Konzert moderner amerikanischer Städte, die ihre Bewohner um 1900 entzweiten. Ausgehend vom Streit um die berühmten gusseisernen Balkone der Stadt entfaltet Nadine Klopfers Studie ein faszinierendes Panorama historischer Diskussionen um öffentlichen Raum und lokale Identität - ein einzigartiger Beitrag zur historischen Raum- und Stadtforschung.

Reise Know How CityTrip New Orleans

Author: Peter Kränzle
Publisher: Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump
ISBN: 9783831743698
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Travel

Dieser aktuelle Stadtführer ist der ideale Begleiter, um alle Seiten der Südstaatenmetropole selbstständig zu entdecken: - Die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten und Museen der Stadt sowie weniger bekannte Attraktionen und Viertel ausführlich vorgestellt und bewertet - Faszinierende Architektur zwischen französischer Kolonialarchitektur und den "Cities of the Dead" - Abwechslungsreicher Stadtspaziergang - Erlebnisvorschläge für einen Kurztrip - Ausflüge ins Cajun Country, die Bayous und in die Sümpfe Süd-Louisianas - Shoppingtipps von den größten Malls bis zu den schönsten Markthallen - Die besten Lokale der Stadt und allerlei Wissenswertes über die Südstaaten-Küche - Tipps für die Abend- und Nachtgestaltung: von der angesagten Bar bis zu den besten Jazz-Lokalen - Karneval - Throw me something, Mister! - New Orleans zum Träumen und Entspannen: Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Latrobe Park, City Park - Ausgewählte Unterkünfte von preiswert bis ausgefallen - Alle praktischen Infos zu Anreise, Preisen, Stadtverkehr, Touren, Events, Hilfe im Notfall ... - Hintergrundartikel mit Tiefgang: Geschichte, Mentalität der Bewohner, Leben in der Stadt ... - Kleine Sprachhilfe Amerikanisch mit den wichtigsten Vokabeln für den Reisealltag CityTrip - die aktuellen Stadtführer von Reise Know-How, mit über 130 Städtezielen die weltweit umfangreichste Kollektion. Fundiert, übersichtlich, praktisch. REISE KNOW-HOW - Reiseführer für individuelle Reisen

New Orleans and the Global South Caribbean Creolization Carnival

Author: Ottmar Ette
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 9783487155043
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: History

Innerhalb der USA gilt New Orleans seit jeher als die „unamerikanischste“ Stadt, als exotisch und anders, gar als „sozio-geographischer Unfall“. Hier überkreuzen sich nicht nur die Einflüsse verschiedener Kolonialkulturen, sondern auch die Routen des atlantischen Sklavenhandels und der asiatischen Arbeitsmigration und nicht zuletzt die ideellen wie materiellen Transferbewegungen zwischen den beiden Amerikas. Der vorliegende Band macht es sich zur Aufgabe, diese vielfältigen transarealen Zirkulationsprozesse zu analysieren und das Potential New Orleans' zur paradigmatischen Metropole des Globalen Südens auszuloten. Im Fokus stehen verschiedene Formen der kulturellen Kreolisierung, wie sie sich in der Sprache, der Literatur, der Musik, aber auch in Alltagsphänomen wie dem Karneval oder Computerspielen manifestieren. Within the USA, New Orleans has long been considered the ‘un-American’ city, seen as exotic and different, even as a ‘socio-geographical accident’. It is a crossroads not only for the influences of different colonial cultures but also for the routes of the Atlantic slave trade and immigration of Asian workers, and not least for material and non-material transfer between the two Americas. This volume seeks to analyse these manifold transareal circulation processes and to explore New Orleans’s potential as a paradigmatic metropolis of the Global South. The focus is on different forms of creolisation as manifested in language, literature and music, but also in everyday phenomena such as Carnival or computer games.

Die Schatten von New Orleans

Author: Oliver Becker
Publisher: Bookspot Verlag
ISBN: 9783956690457
Release Date: 2014-12-19
Genre: Fiction

New York um 1870. Cynthia Crane, das Hausmädchen der angesehenen Familie van Buren, hat ein großes Geheimnis: Sie und der Sohn des Hauses planen, miteinander durchzubrennen. Doch alles kommt anders. Statt in den Armen des Liebhabers findet sich Cynthia hinter den Mauern des berüchtigten New Yorker Gefängnisses "Rabennest" wieder. Als unschuldig verurteilte Schmuckdiebin ... Alle Verbindungen zu ihrem bisherigen Leben lösen sich auf rätselhafte Weise in Luft auf. Während sie allein und verlassen den erbarmungslosen Gefängnisalltag erduldet, erkennt Cynthia, dass viel mehr hinter ihrer fingierten Verurteilung steckt als eine verbotene Liebe. Unter spektakulären Umständen gelingt ihr die Flucht. Damit beginnt eine gefährliche Odyssee durch Opiumhöhlen, Gaunerspelunken und die Salons der ehrenwerten Gesellschaft. Von New York bis nach New Orleans und in die düsteren Sümpfe Louisianas. Cynthia trifft auf Wahrsager, Hafenpiraten und Betrüger. Wem kann sie trauen? Was will der alte Voodoo-Priester von ihr? Und was hat die Engelsfeder zu bedeuten?

Cities as Multiple Landscapes

Author: Christina Antenhofer
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593435565
Release Date: 2016-10-13
Genre: Social Science

Im Zentrum dieses Buches stehen Geschichte, Materialität, Mikrolandschaften und Atmosphären der Partnerstädte Innsbruck und New Orleans. Dabei stützen sich die Autorinnen und Autoren auf das Konzept der "multiplen Landschaften".

Ignaz oder die Verschw rung der Idioten

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher:
ISBN: 3423209062
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Mothers and sons

Ignaz J. Reilly - ein 'Wirrkopf von Gottes Gnaden, ein fetter Don Quijote, ein perverser Thomas von Aquin' und in der Tat einer der originellsten Helden, den die amerikanische Literatur je hervorgebracht hat. Eines Tages nun wird dieser sich bisher stoisch jeder produktiven Betätigung verweigernde Fleischberg von seiner Mutter gezwungen, sich nach einem Job umsehen. Reillys berufliche Odyssee führt ihn von einer heruntergekommenen Hosenfabrik - in der er das Problem der Ablage mit Hilfe des Papierkorbs löst und eine Revolte unter den schwarzen Arbeitern anzettelt - ins French Quarter von New Orleans, wo ihm ein fahrbare Wurststand anvertraut wird. Aber auch dieser Beruf bietet keine Zukunft, denn als Hot-Dog-Verkäufer ist er sein bester Kunde. Ignaz trägt sich indes bald mit neuen Plänen - Er wird eine Partei gründen, eine Partei der Sodomiten.

Educating the Sons of Sugar

Author: R. Eric Platt
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817319663
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Education

A study of Louisiana French Creole sugar planters’ role in higher education and a detailed history of the only college ever constructed to serve the sugar elite. The education of individual planter classes—cotton, tobacco, sugar—is rarely treated in works of southern history. Of the existing literature, higher education is typically relegated to a footnote, providing only brief glimpses into a complex instructional regime responsive to wealthy planters. R. Eric Platt’s Educating the Sons of Sugar allows for a greater focus on the mindset of French Creole sugar planters and provides a comprehensive record and analysis of a private college supported by planter wealth. Jefferson College was founded in St. James Parish in 1831, surrounded by slave-holding plantations and their cash crop, sugar cane. Creole planters (regionally known as the “ancienne population”) designed the college to impart a “genteel” liberal arts education through instruction, architecture, and geographic location. Jefferson College played host to social class rivalries (Creole, Anglo-American, and French immigrant), mirrored the revival of Catholicism in a region typified by secular mores, was subject to the “Americanization” of south Louisiana higher education, and reflected the ancienne population’s decline as Louisiana’s ruling population. Resulting from loss of funds, the college closed in 1848. It opened and closed three more times under varying administrations (French immigrant, private sugar planter, and Catholic/Marist) before its final closure in 1927 due to educational competition, curricular intransigence, and the 1927 Mississippi River flood. In 1931, the campus was purchased by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and reopened as a silent religious retreat. It continues to function to this day as the Manresa House of Retreats. While in existence, Jefferson College was a social thermometer for the white French Creole sugar planter ethos that instilled the “sons of sugar” with a cultural heritage resonant of a region typified by the management of plantations, slavery, and the production of sugar.

The Inevitable City

Author: Scott Cowen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781137464248
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Business & Economics

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn't find their way to decisive action, Cowen, known for his gutsy leadership, quickly partnered with a coalition of civic, business, and nonprofit leaders looking to work around the old institutions to revitalize and transform New Orleans. This team led the charge to restore equilibrium and eventually to rebuild. For the past nine years, Cowen has continued this work, helping to bring the city of New Orleans back from the brink. The Inevitable City presents 10 principles that changed the game for this city, and, if adopted, can alter the curve for any business, endeavor, community—and perhaps even a nation.This is the story of the resurgence and reinvention of one of America's greatest cities. Ordinary citizens, empowered to actively rescue their own city after politicians and government officials failed them, have succeeded in rebuilding their world. Cowen was at the leading edge of those who articulated, shaped, and implemented a vision of transformative change that has yielded surprising social progress and economic growth: a drowned city identified with the shocking images of devastation and breakdown has transformed itself into a mecca of growth, opportunity, and hope.

Hope New Orleans

Author: Sally Asher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781625845092
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Travel

New Orleans is a city of beautiful contradictions, evidenced by its street names. New Orleans crosses with Hope, Pleasure and Duels. Religious couples with Nuns, Market and Race. Music, Arts and Painters are parallel. New Orleans enfolds its denizens in the protection of saints, the artistry of Muses and the bravery of military leaders. The city's street names are inseparable from its diverse history. They serve as guideposts as well as a narrative that braid its pride, wit and seedier history into a complex web that to this day simultaneously joins and shows the cracks within the city. Learn about Bourbon's royal lineage, the magnitude of Napoleon's influence, how Tchoupitoulas's history is just as long and vexing as its spelling and why mispronouncing such streets as Burgundy, Calliope and Socrates doesn't mean you are incorrect--it just means you are local Told with precision and photos as vibrant, irreverent and memorable as La Nouvelle Orleans itself, author Sally Asher delivers an updated and reinvented look at the city that care forgot.

New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina

Author: Michael Urban
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137565754
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Music

Music, magic and myth are elements essential to the identities of New Orleans musicians. The city's singular contributions to popular music around the world have been unrivaled; performing this music authentically requires collective improvisation, taking performers on sonorous sojourns in unanticipated, 'magical' moments; and membership in the city's musical community entails participation in the myth of New Orleans, breathing new life into its storied traditions. On the basis of 56 open-ended interviews with those in the city's musical community, Michael Urban discovers that, indeed, community is what it is all about. In their own words, informants explain that commercial concerns are eclipsed by the pleasure of playing in 'one big band' that disassembles daily into smaller performing units whose rosters are fluid, such that, over time, 'everybody plays with everybody'. Although Hurricane Katrina nearly terminated the city, New Orleans and its music—in no small part due to the sacrifices and labors of its musicians—have come back even stronger. Dancing to their own drum, New Orleanians again prove themselves to be admirably out of step with the rest of America.

Down and Out in New Orleans

Author: Peter J. Marina
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231545198
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Social Science

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, the modern-day bohemians of New Orleans have found themselves forced to the edges of poverty by the new tourist economy. Modeling his work after George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London, the sociologist and ethnographer Peter J. Marina explores this unfamiliar side of the gentrifying “new” New Orleans. In 1920s Paris, Orwell witnessed an influx of locals and outsiders seeking authenticity while struggling to live with bourgeois society. Marina finds a similar ambivalence in New Orleans: a tourism-dependent city whose commerce caters largely to well-heeled natives and upper-class travelers, where many creative locals and wanderers have remained outsiders, willingly or otherwise. Marina does not merely interview these spirited urban misfits—he lives among them. Down and Out in New Orleans follows their journeys, depicting the lives of those on the social fringes of a resilient city. Marina finds work as a bartender, street mime, and poet. Along the way, he visits homeless shelters, squats in abandoned buildings, attends rituals in cemeteries, and befriends writers, musicians, occultists, and artists as they look for creative solutions to the contradictory demands of late capitalism. Marina does for New Orleans what Orwell did for Paris a century earlier, providing a rigorous, unrelenting, and original glimpse into the subcultures of a city in rapid change.

Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans

Author: Mary K. Pratt
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781512411287
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In August 2005, a massive hurricane hit New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast. Levees created to protect New Orleans from flooding failed, and water rushed into the city. Some stranded residents waited days in horrible conditions for rescue to arrive. More than a thousand people died, and thousands more lost their homes. Could anyone have prevented these losses? To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did Hurricane Katrina turn into a monster storm? How did poor planning contribute to the scope of the disaster? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!

We re Still Here Ya Bastards

Author: Roberta Brandes Gratz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781568585000
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: History

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is one of the darkest chapters in American history. The storm caused unprecedented destruction, and a toxic combination of government neglect and socioeconomic inequality turned a crisis into a tragedy. But among the rubble, there is hope. We're Still Here Ya Bastards presents an extraordinary panoramic look at New Orleans's revival in the years following the hurricane. Award-winning journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz shares the stories of people who returned to their homes and have taken the rebuilding of their city into their own hands. She shows how the city-from the Lower Ninth Ward to the storied French Quarter to Bayou Bienvenue-is recovering despite flawed governmental policies that promote disaster capitalism rather than the public good. While tracing positive trends, Gratz also investigates the most fiercely debated issues and challenges facing the city: a violent and corrupt prison system, the tragic closing of Charity Hospital, the future of public education, and the rise of gentrification. By telling stories that are often ignored by the mainstream media, We're Still Here Ya Bastards shows the strength and resilience of a community that continues to work to rebuild New Orleans, and reveals what Katrina couldn't destroy: the vibrant culture, epic history, and unwavering pride of one of the greatest cities in America.