Stories From The St Louis Cemeteries Of New Orleans

Author: Sally Asher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1626198659
Size: 26.16 MB
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The tombs and graves of the St. Louis Cemeteries rise from the ground, creating labyrinthine memorials aptly dubbed "cities of the dead." Most are in even rows with quaint street names. Some are of crumbling brick and broken marble. Others are miniature mansions clad in decorative ironwork with angelic guardians. Grand or humble, each is a relic of the story of New Orleans. Politicians, pirates, Mardi Gras Indian chiefs and one voodoo queen rest below. In an unprecedented inquiry, author Sally Asher reveals the lives within the mysterious and majestic tombs of the St. Louis Cemeteries.

The New Orleans Of Fiction

Author: James A. Kaser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892049
Size: 77.14 MB
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In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide, James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors, some of whom are obscure and would be difficult to find in other sources.

111 Places In New Orleans That You Must Not Miss

Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: Emons Publishers
ISBN: 9783954516452
Size: 57.34 MB
Format: PDF
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Go off the beaten path to discover the hidden places, stories, and neighborhoods that reveal New Orleans' true character, history, and flavorThe ultimate insider's guide to New OrleansFeatures interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guidesPart of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwideAppeals to both the local market (nearly 400,000 call New Orleans home) and the tourist market (10 million people visit New Orleans every year)Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsBirthplace of Jazz, home to the world famous Mardi Gras, champion of voo-doo and vampires, purveyors of its own distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines, New Orleans, once owned by France, then Spain, then France again, has a rich history that blends the unconventional with the orthodox to create a cultural collision unlike that found in any other city. This insider's guide to New Orleans is shaped by portraits of the less obvious, hidden treasures rarely seen by the 10 million tourists who visit "The Big Easy" each year. From architecture that housed early jazz musicians and powerful madams; to bars that offer shot-and-a-haircut specials; to emblematic local eateries like Hansen's Sno Bliz and Killer Po'boys; to the best places to buy a chartreuse-colored beehive wig, Civil War cavalry sabre, or some swamp-grass gris gris, 111 Places in New Orleans will ensure that you experience the musical, spiritual, historical, edible, and quite often sinful side of America's Most Interesting City. As noted musician and NOLA native Allen Toussaint once said, "To get to New Orleans, you don't pass through anywhere else."

New Orleans Architecture

Author: Roulhac Toledano
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781565548312
Size: 29.43 MB
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"This volume focuses on the Bayou Road, which was lined with the country seats and residences of the city's earliest settlers."--The publisher.

Formed From This Soil

Author: Thomas S. Bremer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118323548
Size: 16.15 MB
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Formed from This Soil offers a complete history of religion in America that centers on the diversity of sacred traditions and practices that have existed in the country from its earliest days. Organized chronologically starting with the earliest Europeans searching for new routes to Asia, through to the global context of post-9/11 America of the 21st century Includes discussion of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, political affiliations, and other elements of individual and collective identity Incorporates recent scholarship for a nuanced history that goes beyond simple explanations of America as a Protestant society Discusses diverse beliefs and practices that originated in the Americas as well as those that came from Europe, Asia, and Africa Pedagogical features include numerous visual images; sidebars with specialized topics and interpretive themes; discussion questions for each chapter; a glossary of common terms; and lists of relevant resources to broaden student learning

Final Destinations

Author: Bryan Woolley
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574410853
Size: 24.59 MB
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Exploring cemeteries across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas, this unusual travel guide illuminates the history behind the sites and the people who lie buried there. Information is given on accommodations for travelers--an ideal book for the amateur genealogist or weekend historian. 50 photos. Index.

Haunted America

Author: Michael Norman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466805145
Size: 67.61 MB
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Haunted America takes you on a grand tour of ghostly hauntings through the U.S. and Canada, sweeping from terrifying battle-field specters at Little Bighorn to a vaudeville palace in Tampa, from ghostly apparitions in President Garfield's home in Ohio to the White House in Washington, DC. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Haunted New Orleans

Author: Bonnye Stuart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789123
Size: 72.15 MB
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Explore the haunted hotels, houses, restaurants,and historic places in the “City That Care Forgot” From Mardi Gras celebrations to the disasters of Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans is filled with ghosts, mysteries, and spooky happenings. Anyone who picks up Haunted New Orleans is sure to get goose bumps. Rather than just a straightforward account of eerie phenomena, this book offers an entertaining storyteller’s twist on the old New Orleans legends and solid historical background. There is also enough information for readers and travelers to visit the sites of these strange occurrences . . . if they dare. Bourbon Orleans: More than seventeen ghosts have been reported to haunt this historic hotel. The most famous is the devastated bride desperately searching for her groom, a Confederate soldier who died in the war. Who would have thought they would still be looking for each other in this beloved landmark after all these years? St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: Considered the most haunted cemetery in the world, this “City of the Dead” teems with paranormal activity. Be on your guard for shadowy orbs and apparitions of those who remain amid the ancient gravestones, reminding visitors of the interdependent nature of life and death.

New Orleans Architecture

Author: Mary Louise Christovich
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Size: 14.53 MB
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"New Orleans is one of America's richest architectural possessions ... these architecture books lay a solid foundation in the field, are a gift to general historians, and, as the authors hoped, have contributed immeasurably to the maintenance of extant architectural treasures. Focuses on the Bayou Road, which was lined with the country seats and residences of some of the city's earliest settlers.