City of A Million Dreams

City of A Million Dreams

A History of New Orleans at Year 300

Book - 2018
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In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured the history and culture of the city in microcosm--a city legendary for its noisy, complicated, tradition-rich splendor. In City of a Million Dreams, Jason Berry delivers a character-driven history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. Chronicling cycles of invention, struggle, death, and rebirth, Berry reveals the city's survival as a triumph of diversity, its map-of-the-world neighborhoods marked by resilience despite hurricanes, epidemics, fires, and floods.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
ISBN: 9781469647142
1469647141
9781469647159
Branch Call Number: 976.3 BERRY
Characteristics: 412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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