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The New Orleans of George Washington Cable : The 1887 Census Office Report (Paperback)

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The writings of George Washington Cable (18441925) included the short-story collection OLD CREOLE DAYS and his most famous novel, THE GRANDISSIMES, which received widespread critical acclaim and was serialized in the country's best highbrow magazines. In 1880, he was commissioned to write a "historical sketch" of preCivil War New Orleans for a special section of the Tenth U. S. Census titled Report on the Social Statistics of Cities. Instead of the "sketch," Cable turned in 313 pages of meticulously documented history on everything from the origins of the city and its role in the Indian wars to the effect of West Indian immigration, the War of 1812, and commercial expansion through the mid-nineteenth century. Although subsequently revised and published as Creoles of Louisiana, Cable's original piece never appeared in print again except as a facsimile reprint. THE NEW ORLEANS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE presents this rare text in its entirety for the first time.


Publisher Louisiana State University Press
Mfg Part# 9780807133194
SKU 206445906
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0807133191
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0207
Publisher Louisiana State University Press
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