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Author Sublette, Ned, 1951-
Title The year before the flood : a story of New Orleans / Ned Sublette.
Imprint Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, [2009]

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.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary With a style the "Los Angeles Times "calls as "vivid and fast-moving as the music he loves," Ned Sublette's powerful new book drives the reader through the potholed, sinking streets of the United States's least-typical city. In this eagerly awaited follow-up to "The World That Made New Orleans," Sublette's award-winning history of the Crescent City's colonial years, he traces an arc of his own experience, from the white supremacy of segregated 1950s Louisiana through the funky year of 2004-2005--the last year New Orleans was whole. By turns irreverent, joyous, darkly comic, passionate, and pol.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781569763216 (electronic bk.)
1569763216 (electronic bk.)
130605186X (electronic bk.)
9781306051866 (electronic bk.)
9781569763230 (electronic bk.)
1569763232 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 437342475
Additional Format Print version: Sublette, Ned, 1951- Year before the flood. Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2009 9781556528248 1556528248 (DLC) 2009011472 (OCoLC)316057015