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The year before the flood : a story of New Orleans / Ned Sublette.

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  • ISBN: 9781569763230 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1569763232 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Chicago Review Press : 2009.

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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, and loss features a grand parade of unforgettable characters in the town that is both America's great music city and its homicide capital.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Popular music > Louisiana > New Orleans > History and criticism.
Musicology > Louisiana > New Orleans.
Musicians > Louisiana > New Orleans.
Music > Social aspects > Louisiana > New Orleans > History.
Music > Political aspects > Louisiana > New Orleans > History.
New Orleans (La.) > Social conditions.
Genre: Electronic books.

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