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Public Lecture - "The World That Made New Orleans and Mardi Gras"

March 04, 2019
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Event Center, Wayne A. Reaud Administration Building

Cover of book "The World That Made New Orleans" by Ned Sublette

Join us as we welcome author Ned Sublette for a discussion and signing of his book, The World That Made New Orleans and Mardi Gras.

New Orleans is the most elusive of American cities. The product of the centuries-long struggle among three mighty empires--France, Spain, and England--and among their respective American colonies and enslaved African peoples, it has always seemed like a foreign port to most Americans, baffled as they are by its complex cultural inheritance.

The World That Made New Orleans and Mardi Gras offers a new perspective on this insufficiently understood city by telling the remarkable story of New Orleans’s first century--a tale of imperial war, religious conflict, the search for treasure, the spread of slavery, the Cuban connection, the cruel aristocracy of sugar, and the very different revolutions that created the United States and Haiti. It demonstrates that New Orleans already had its own distinct personality at the time of Louisiana’s statehood in 1812.

Reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

Dr. Mary Scheer
Center for History and Culture Events

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