New Orleans City Guide

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Garrett County Press, Aug 15, 2011 - History - 430 pages
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In 1938, under the direction of novelist and historian Lyle Saxon, The Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration produced this delightfully detailed portrait of New Orleans. Containing recipes, photographs and folklore, it is consistently hailed as one of the best books produced about the city. Remarkably, many of the sites and attractions the WPA chronicled in 1938 are still around today.
 

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Review: New Orleans City Guide 1938

User Review  - Rabizoff - Goodreads

This was very interesting - especially the wording from that era and the little historical facts you pick up along the way. Confess didn't read everything, but parts that caught my eye were fascinating - like the dances/balls and the racial differences that have always been. Read full review

Contents

Architecture
143
Science
160
Creole Cuisine
165
The Carnival
175
Cemeteries
194
Some Negro Cults
206
Gay Times In Old New Orleans
216
Gardens
232

I NEW ORLEANS THE GENERAL BACKGROUND
li
Natural Setting
1
History
4
Government
39
Racial Distribution
41
II ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
43
Commerce Industry and Labor
44
Transportation
48
Folkways
52
Social Life and Social Welfare
71
Education
75
Relgion
79
Sports and Recreation
84
Radio
87
Newspapers
89
Arts and Crafts
94
Literature
114
Theater
126
Music
132
III SECTIONAL DESCRIPTIONS AND TOURS
237
French Quarter Tour
238
WaterFront Tour
287
Motor Tour 1 Canal Street to LakeFront
302
Motor Tour 2 Bayou Road to City Park
320
Motor Tour 3 Audubon Park to Universities
328
Motor Tour 4 Irish Channel to Garden District
366
Algiers Tour
379
Here and There
384
Environs
392
Checklist of Some Noted Personalities
413
Chronology
417
Street Names in New Orleans
420
Place Names
422
Glossary
423
Bibliography
427
Index
431
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