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The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld

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Home to the notorious "Blue Book," which listed the names and addresses of every prostitute living in the city, New Orleans's infamous red-light district gained a reputation as one of the most raucous in the world. But the New Orleans underworld consisted of much more than the local bordellos. It was also well known as the early gambling capital of the United States, and sported one of the most violent records of street crime in the country. In The French Quarter, Herbert Asbury, author of The Gangs of New York, chronicles this rather immense underbelly of "The Big Easy." From the murderous exploits of Mary Jane "Bricktop" Jackson and Bridget Fury, two prostitutes who became famous after murdering a number of their associates, to the faux-revolutionary "filibusters" who, backed by hundreds of thousands of dollars of public support—though without official governmental approval—undertook military missions to take over the bordering Spanish regions in Texas, the French Quarter had it all. Once again, Asbury takes the reader on an intriguing, photograph-filled journey through a unique version of the American underworld.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-462) and index.

Synopsis:

This long out-of-print chronicle of the sordid history of New Orleans's underworld by Asbury ("The Gangs of New York") chronicles the city's history as the first gambling capital in the United States, its bordellos, and its violent street crime.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560254942
Author:
Asbury, Herbert
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Vieux Carrâe
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Prostitution -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Subject:
New Orleans (La.) Social conditions.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 268
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 BandW illustrations and photos
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 17 oz

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-462) and index.
"Synopsis" by , This long out-of-print chronicle of the sordid history of New Orleans's underworld by Asbury ("The Gangs of New York") chronicles the city's history as the first gambling capital in the United States, its bordellos, and its violent street crime.
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