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Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Nathalie Dessens


The first half of the nineteenth century was, for New Orleans, a seminal period. Based on a voluminous correspondence, archived at The Historic New Orleans Collection, the present book draws a chronicle of the Crescent City in the 1820s and 1830s. Starting in 1818, six years after Louisiana became a state, the 1200-page correspondence of Jean Boze, a resident of New Orleans, to Henri de Sainte-Gême, a former inhabitant of the city returned to his hometown in Southwestern France, describes at length the extraordinary changes the city underwent during the early American period. A small provincia ... More

Keywords: New Orleans, Early American New Orleans, Louisiana, Jean Boze, Henri de Sainte-Gême, Atlantic world, Creole capital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060200
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathalie Dessens, author
Universite de Toulouse - Le Mirail

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