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By John W. Blassingame

Reissued for the 1st time in over thirty years, Black New Orleans explores the twenty-year interval within which the city’s black inhabitants greater than doubled. Meticulously researched and replete with archival illustrations from newspapers and infrequent periodicals, John W. Blassingame’s groundbreaking historical past deals a distinct examine the commercial and social lifetime of black humans in New Orleans in the course of Reconstruction. no longer a standard political remedy, Blassingame’s background as an alternative emphasizes the tutorial, non secular, cultural, and financial actions of African american citizens throughout the past due 19th century.

“Blending old and sociological views, and drawing with ability and mind's eye upon numerous resources, [Blassingame] bargains clean insights into an oft-studied interval of Southern background. . . .  In either time and position the writer has selected a very revealing vantage element from which to view his subject. ”—Neil R. McMillen, American old Review

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