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Black New Orleans, 1860-1880
Reissued for the first time in over thirty years, Black New Orleans explores the twenty-year period in which the city’s black population more than doubled. Meticulously researched and replete with archival illustrations from newspapers and rare periodicals, John W. Blassingame’s groundbreaking history offers a unique look at the economic and social life of black people in ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published November 30th 1973)
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Feb 02, 2012 Paul Haspel rated it really liked it
A powerful and resonant study of how the African-American community in New Orleans fought for recognition of equal rights and human dignity during the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Particularly recommended for readers with a strong interest in African-American history, or in the history of New Orleans.