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Krewe:the Early New Orleans Carnival; Comus to Zulu

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This is a groundbreaking book that covers the early history of the New Orleans Mardi Gras from the founding of the Comus krewe 1857 to the evolution of the black membership Zulu organization in the early 20th century. The book corrects many misconceptions about the evolution of the American Carnival and puts it into a historical and political contect. Fascinating reading.
Paperback, 125 pages
Published February 20th 2007 by Carnival Press
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Despite celebrating Mardi Gras as the most important holiday for most of my life, I knew very little about the origin of New Orleans Carnival. Krewe filled in a lot of blanks, while still leaving some open, and creating even more. One big surprise for me is that the founders of New Orleans Carnival were mostly people who had relocated to New Orleans from the Northeast.

Krewe: The Early New Orleans Carnival, Comus to Zulu, by Errol Laborde, serves well as a history of the first two Krewes, The Mis
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