New Orleans on Parade : Tourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2006-08-11
Publisher(s): Louisiana State Univ Pr
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Summary

"New Orleans on Parade tells the story of the Big Easy in the twentieth century. In this urban biography, J. Mark Souther explores the Crescent City's architecture, music, food and alcohol, folklore and spiritualism, Mardi Gras festivities, and illicit sex commerce in revealing how New Orleans became a city that parades itself to visitors and residents alike." "Souther traces the ascendancy of tourism in New Orleans through the final decades of the twentieth century and beyond, examining the 1984 World's Fair, the collapse of Louisiana's oil industry in the eighties, and the devastating blow dealt by Hurricane Katrina in 2005."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

J. Mark Souther is an assistant professor of history at Cleveland State University.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
INTRODUCTION 1(14)
1. A "New" New Orleans? 15(23)
2. Preservation and Profit in the French Quarter 38(35)
3. Into the Big League 73(29)
4. Making "The Birthplace of Jazz" 102(30)
5. Selling "The Greatest Free Show on Earth" 132(27)
6. "Creole Disneyland" 159(26)
7. A City on Parade 185(36)
EPILOGUE 221(9)
POSTSCRIPT 230(5)
NOTES 235(40)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 275(12)
INDEX 287

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