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This is the story of a city that shouldn't exist. In the seventeenth century, what is now America's most beguiling metropolis was nothing more than a swamp: prone to flooding, infested with snakes, battered by hurricanes. But through the intense imperial rivalries of Spain, France, and England, and the ambitious, entrepreneurial merchants and settlers from four continents who risked their lives to succeed in colonial America, this unpromising site became a crossroads for the whole Atlantic world. Lawrence N. Powell, a decades-long resident and observer of New Orleans, gives us the full sweep of the city's history from its founding through Louisiana statehood in 1812. We see the Crescent City evolve from a French village, to an African market town, to a Spanish fortress, and finally to an Anglo-American center of trade and commerce. We hear and feel the mix of peoples, religions, and languages from four continents that make the place electric-and always on the verge of unraveling. The Accidental City is the story of land-jobbing schemes, stock market crashes, and nonstop squabbles over status, power, and position, with enough rogues, smugglers, and self-fashioners to fill a picaresque novel. Powell's tale underscores the fluidity and contingency of the past, revealing a place where people made their own history. This is a city, and a history, marked by challenges and perpetual shifts in shape and direction, like the sinuous river on which it is perched.

Hardcover:

9780674059870 | Sew edition (Harvard Univ Pr, March 30, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This is the story of a city that shouldn't exist.

Paperback:

9780674725904 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, October 14, 2013), cover price $21.00

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Product Description: Lori Waselchuk's work documents the new hospice program run by inmate volunteers at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, a first-of-its kind service meant to comfort inmates who are elderly or fatally ill. Waselchuk's photographs explore how, through hospice, inmates assert and affirm their humanity in an environment designed to isolate and punish...read more
By Lawrence N. Powell (contributor)

Hardcover:

9781884167225 | Umbrage Editions Inc, July 26, 2011, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Lori Waselchuk's work documents the new hospice program run by inmate volunteers at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, a first-of-its kind service meant to comfort inmates who are elderly or fatally ill.

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Product Description: A pioneering local-color writer about Creole New Orleans and a public advocate for black equality in his native South during and after Reconstruction, George Washington Cable (1844--1925) depicted in his writing the clash between American newcomers and a quaint but proud French-speaking population in post--Louisiana Purchase New Orleans...read more
By Lawrence N. Powell (editor)

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9780807133194 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, June 1, 2008, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A pioneering local-color writer about Creole New Orleans and a public advocate for black equality in his native South during and after Reconstruction, George Washington Cable (1844--1925) depicted in his writing the clash between American newcomers and a quaint but proud French-speaking population in post--Louisiana Purchase New Orleans.

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Product Description: This powerful work tells the story of Anne Skorecki Levy, the Holocaust survivor who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a passionate mission to defeat the political menace of reputed neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780807825044 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $62.00

Paperback:

9780807853740 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, March 1, 2002, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This powerful work tells the story of Anne Skorecki Levy, the Holocaust survivor who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a passionate mission to defeat the political menace of reputed neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

By Lawrence N. Powell (editor)

Hardcover:

9781887366458 | Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette, January 1, 2001, cover price $45.00

Hardcover:

9780823218936 | Fordham Univ Pr, February 1, 1999, cover price $90.00

Paperback:

9780823218943 | Fordham Univ Pr, October 1, 1998, cover price $35.00

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Describes life in the Confederate South during the years 1861-1865, discussing battles, political leaders, government, the role of Indians, Blacks, and women, literature, education, religion, and music

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9780132759915 | Macmillan Library Reference, November 1, 1993, cover price $425.00 | About this edition: Describes life in the Confederate South during the years 1861-1865, discussing battles, political leaders, government, the role of Indians, Blacks, and women, literature, education, religion, and music

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Documents the efforts of Northern businessmen, employing freed slaves and assesses the new planters' impact on the Southern postwar economy

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9780300028829 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, October 1, 1982), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Documents the efforts of Northern businessmen, employing freed slaves and assesses the new planters' impact on the Southern postwar economy

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Documents the efforts of Northern businessmen, employing freed slaves and assesses the new planters' impact on the Southern postwar economy

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9780300022179 | Yale Univ Pr, February 1, 1980, cover price $35.00 | also contains Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica | About this edition: Documents the efforts of Northern businessmen, employing freed slaves and assesses the new planters' impact on the Southern postwar economy

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