A History of New OrleansBook - 2013
A brief history for New Orleans' greatest admirers. This concise history of the Crescent City contains chapters covering the Mississippi River, the city's founding, European rule, and more, updated with expanded jazz and African American sections. It is a must for every library and home, and for those who love New Orleans and its rich history.
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A previous post in the library's Celebrating the Tricentennial series discussed the founding of New Orleans in 1718, but equally interesting is the establishment of the city's grid. Shortly after the city's founding John Law's Company of the West faced financial disaster. The new company bureaucracy began trying to dig itself out of its financial disaster, and meanwhile, Bienville was busy… (more)