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New Orleans, Louisiana

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On the Web: Articles

New Orleans: A Geopolitical Prize. George Friedman, STRATFOR [Truthout] (9/1/05).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

After Katrina. U.S. Urban Institute.

Gambit Weekly. Alternative paper.

New Orleans Times-Picayune. Daily paper.

In the Library: Articles

Wright, Beverly. "New Orleans neighborhoods under siege," in R.D. Bullard & G.S. Johnson (eds.) Just Transportation: Dismantling Race & Class Barriers to Mobility (Gabriola Island BC: New Society, 1997).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Barry, John M. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 & How It Changed America (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997).

Bennett, James B. Religion & the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 2005).

Boulard, Gary. Huey Long Invades New Orleans: The Siege of a City, 1934-1936 (Gretna LA: Pelican, 1998).

Bryan, Violet Harrington. The Myth of New Orleans in Literature: Dialogues of Race & Gender (Knoxville: U. of Tennessee, 1993).

Carrigan, Jo Ann. The Saffron Scourge: A History of Yellow Fever in Louisiana, 1796-1905 (Lafayette: U. of Southwestern Louisiana, 1994).

Colgon, Craig E. (ed.) Transforming New Orleans & Its Environs: Centuries of Change (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 2000).

Fandrich, Ina J. The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveaux: A Study of Powerful Female Leadership in 19th-C. New Orleans (NY: Routledge, 2004).

Flake, Carol. New Orleans: Behind the Masks of America's Most Exotic City (NY: Grove, 1994).

Gill, James. Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras & the Politics of Race in New Orleans (Jackson: U. of Mississippi, 1997).

Hollandsworth, James G. Jr. An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U., 2001).

Jackson, Joy J. New Orleans in the Gilded Age: Politics & Urban Progress, 1880-1896 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana Historical Association, 1997).

Kelman, Ari. A River & Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans (Berkeley: U. of California, 2003).

Leathem, Karen Trahan. "A Carnival According to Their Own Desires": Gender & Mardi Gras in New Orleans, 1870-1941 (unpub. PhD.; U. of North Carolina, 1994).

Lichtenstein, Grace & Laura Dankner. Musical Gumbo: The Music of New Orleans (NY: W.W. Norton, 1993).

Ochs, Stephen J. A Black Patriot & White Patriot: André Cailloux & Claude Paschal Maistre in Civil War New Orleans (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U., 2000).

Powell, Lawrence N. Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust & David Duke's Louisiana (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 2000).

Schafer, Judith Kelleher. Becoming Free, Remaining Free: Manumission & Enslavement in New Orleans, 1846-1862 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U., 2003).

Souther, Jonathan Mark. City in Amber: Race, Culture & the Tourist Transformation of New Orleans, 1945-1995 (unpub. PhD; Tulane U., 1990).

Staggs, Sam. When Blanche Met Brando: The Scandalous Story of "A Streetcare Named Desire" (NY: St. Martin's, 2005).

Stanonis, Anthony J. Creating the Big Easy: New Orleans, American Culture & the Emergence of Modern Tourism, 1915-1950 (unpub. PhD; Vanderbilt U., 2003).

Suhor, Charles. Jazz in New Orleans: The Postwar Years through 1970 (Lanham MD: Scarecrow, 2001).

Tinker, Edward Larocque. Creole City: Its Past & its People (NY: Longmans, Green, 1953).

Towers, Frank. The Urban South & the Coming of the Civil War (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 2004).

Tyler, Pamela. Silk Stockings & Ballot Boxes: Women & Politics in New Orleans, 1920-1963 (Athens: U. of Georgia, 1996).

Vihnanek, Louis. Unorganized Crime: New Orleans in the 1920s (Lafayette: U. of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998).

Walker, Daniel E. No More, No More: Slavery & Cultural Resistance in Havana & New Orleans (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 2004).

In the Library: Fiction

Cable, George W. The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life (Athens: U. of Georgia, 1988).

Grisham, John. The Client (NY: Doubleday, 1993).

Hambly, Barbara. Fever Season (NY: Bantam, 1998). 19th c.

Niehart, Ben. Hey Joe, a Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996).

Russell, Josh. Yellow Jack (NY: W.W. Norton, 1998).

Smith, Julie. Mean Woman Blues (NY: Forge, 2003).

__________. Louisiana Lament (NY: Forge, 2004).

Spencer, Elizabeth. The Snare: A Novel (Jackson: U. of Mississippi, 1993).

Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces (NY: Wings, 1996).

Ward, Amanda Eyre. How to Be Lost: A Novel (San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage, 2004).

Wiltz, Christine. Glass House: A Novel (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U., 1994).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Big Easy" [1987], dir. Jim McBride, 101m. In video stores.

"Big Easy to Big Empty: The Untold Story of the Drowning of New Orleans" [2007], dir. Greg Palast, ?m. From Greg Palast.

"Island of Saints & Souls" [1990], dir. Neil Alexander, 29m. Diverse Catholic traditions seen through a year's calendar of the city's religious festivals.

"Jezebel" [1938], dir. William Wyler, 103m. In video stores.

"The Pelican Brief" [1993], dir. Alan J. Pakula, 143m. In video stores.

"Storyville" [1992], dir. Mark Frost, ?m. In video stores.

"Storyville: The Naked Dance" [2000], dir. Maia Harris & Anne O. Craig, 60m. Origins of jazz in notorious red light district, ca. 1898-1918.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" [1951], dir. Elia Kazan, 131m. In video stores.

"Welcome to New Orleans" [2006], dir. Rasmus Holm, 58m.

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