Down in New Orleans

Down in New Orleans

16.95

Narratives of the people, places and events that created the city on the Mississippi River with its character and soul. Over three hundred years since French adventurers arrived in the lower Mississippi Valley, followed by Spanish colonists and later hordes of Americans, this book reveals their personalities, motivations, agendas, emotions, temperaments and experiences . Surprises and intrigue populate the pages. The struggles of French, Spanish, Native Americans, persons of African descent, refugees from Acadia, native born Creoles and Americans are part of the mystique .Widely known are French adventurers Iberville and his brother, Bienville, who established the French Colony. Many know of Spanish Louisiana Governor Galvez who drove the English out of West Florida. Widely known is the Louisiana Purchase. But few know Madeline Hachard, a young French woman with an order of Ursuline nuns, who wrote in 1727 of her Louisiana experiences and observations to her father in Rouen, France. He published her letters, becoming the first published book about New Orleans. Few have heard of Juan St. Malo, runaway slave who led two villages of runaways for several years, as Africans struggled to establish free communities in Louisiana. Down in New Orleans introduces the reader to special people who made the city unique. These are the stories that define the mystique of New Orleans.

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