Spending 2004?2005 in New Orleans investigating the city's legendary past both in the archives and its living culture in the street, this account combines personal memoir, historical research, and on-the-ground reporting to trace a suspenseful arc through the last year New Orleans was whole. The perspectives of daily life and the passage of seasons in the antediluvian city are darkly comic, irreverent, passionate, and angry. Fully revealing the city's vicious heritage of racism and its murderous poverty, this heartbreaking narrative of joy, violence,
Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright; CONTENTS; Introduction; PART I NACKATISH; 1 Jump Jim Crow; 2 Are You a Yankee or Are You a Rebel?; 3 The Good Darkey; 4 Made Out of Mud; 5 Tell It Like It Is; PART II THE YEAR BEFORE THE FLOOD; 6 Constance Street; 7 Ivan the Terrible; 8 Elysian Blues; 9 The Kalunga Line; 10 Creative Destruction; 11 Whips and Ice; 12 The Day of the Dead; 13 The Blizzard of '04; 14 King Kong; 15 The Heart of the Pranks; 16 The Wild West; 17 The End Is Near So Drink a Beer; 18 Frankly, I Doubt Any of It Happened; 19 The Strain of the Festival; 20 Super Sunday
21 A Murdery SummerPART III FAST DYNAMITE, SLOW DYNAMITE; 22 Fats Domino's Book of Knowledge; Coda; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover
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