A volume of essays from an impressive array of notable academics, journalists, and media personalities from New Orleans and beyond, this collection presents a topical history of one of the country’s most historic and fascinating cities. New Orleans’ rich and variegated history has emerged from the influences of the French, English, Spanish, and many other ethnic groups.
Touching on the unique aspects of New Orleans, including the city’s people, education, architecture, music, and art traditions, this work was originally published as a commemoration and celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of New Orleans. Now, as the city approaches its third centennial, this compilation offers insight into the extraordinary aspects of this American city.
Contributors include local personalities such as Paul Johnson, former editorial director of WWL-TV in New Orleans; beloved historian and author Charles L. Dufour; former Tulane University dean and professor of history John P. Dyer; and national scholars including James Marston Fitch, former professor of architecture at Columbia University, and former Harvard University history professor James P. Baughman.
Offering a many-faceted glimpse of the city through its first 250 years of existence, this work is a tribute to the remarkable people and events that shaped New Orleans.