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Author Swenson, John.
Title New Atlantis : musicians battle for the survival of New Orleans / John Swenson.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.

Subject Music -- Political aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Music -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Musicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Voice of the wetlands -- African Americans and Indians -- The Constantinople of the New World -- Sad night in Jackson Square -- Return of the spirits -- Let it go -- Don't let them wash us away -- Reality check -- Don't take my picture -- Musicians strike back at violence -- I am New Orleans -- Shorty on the block -- The Armstrong legacy -- Cold in the trailer -- If I can help somebody -- Baghdad on the Mississippi -- Brown baby dead in the water -- On the fringes -- City that care forgot -- Wild and free -- Saving at the bank of soul -- It ain't just the suit -- Bourbon Street blues -- Snooks flies away -- Ghosts of traditional jazz -- New blood -- Jazz fest turns 40 -- New Atlantis -- Mcdermott's duets -- Cyril's nightmare -- The wizard of Piety Street -- Blues come down like rain -- Cyril comes full circle -- Marching in.
Summary At its most intimate level, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us. At its most public, it unites people across cultural boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? That's the central question posed in New Atlantis, journalist John Swenson's beautifully detailed account of the musical artists working to save America's most colorful and troubled metropolis: New Orleans. The city has been threatened with extinction many times during its three-hundred-plus-year history by fire, pestilence, crime, flood, and oil spills. Working for little money and in spite of having lost their own homes and.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199781454 (electronic bk.)
0199781451 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 732067338
Additional Format Print version: Swenson, John. New Atlantis. New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199754526 (DLC) 2010041992 (OCoLC)669269878