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The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square


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Tells the story of one of America's most complex cities, with an emphasis on New Orleans's musical heritage and its first century filled with war, religious conflicts, slavery, and its struggles with France, Spain, and England.

About the Author

Ned Sublette is the author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Cofounder of the record label Qbadisc, he coproduced the public radio program Afropop Worldwide for seven years. A writer, record producer, and musician, he lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

The Swamp — 1 Rock the City — 2 The Gift of the River — Colonization — 3 Piety — 4 Louis, Louis — 5 Mardi Gras — 6 The Duke of Arkansas — 7 The Senegambian Period — 8 An Ear for Musick — 9 The Cabildo — 10 The Kongo Period — 11 The Eighteenth-Century Tango — Revolution — 12 Desire — 13 The Sincerest Attachment — 14 Dance, Boatman, Dance — 15 Not Only as a Dance — 16 Bonaparte's Retreat — Purchase — 17 An Addition to Capital — 18 The Slave-Breeding Industry — 19 The French Quarter — 20 Bargainland — 21 A Most Extraordinary Noise — Coda — 22 We Won't Bow Down.

Product Details

Chicago Review Press
Sublette, Ned
History : United States - Colonial Period
History : United States - State & Local - South
History : United States - State & Local - General
Publication Date:
January 2008

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
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