The dramatic increase in the population also made for the extreme diversity and wealth of the Louisiana capital. Different racial and ethnic groups mingled, as in the other Atlantic cities of the United States. In New Orleans, however, the proportions were unusual and the context very different from the rest of the young Republic, and race, ethnic, and class factors interplayed in a unique way. The confrontations and alliances between various groups served as a backbone for the social and political construction of the city, producing an original blend that explains many of New Orleans's various evolutions in the nineteenth century. Chapter 5 follows Boze's depiction of the varied, rich, and often confrontational society of early American New Orleans, going from his evaluation of and relationship with the institution of slavery and three-tiered racial system, to his assessment of the Creole versus American fight for supremacy, and concluding with his perspective on the ethnic diversity of the city's population.
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