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The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans

The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans

by Lawrence N. Powell

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674725904
Pages: 448
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 12 Mb
Date posting: 2021-06-19
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This is the story of a city that shouldn't exist. In the seventeenth century, what is now America's most beguiling metropolis was nothing more than a swamp: prone to flooding, infested with snakes, battered by hurricanes. But through the intense imperial rivalries of Spain, France, and England, and the ambitious, entrepreneurial merchants and settlers from four continents who risked their lives to succeed in colonial America, this unpromising site became a crossroads for the ...