New Orleans Neighborhoods: A Cultural Guide

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Where y'at? In New Orleans, this simple question can yield hundreds of answers. People on the same block might say that they live in Pigeon Town, Pension Town or Carrollton, but they have surely all danced together at the neighborhood's Easter Sunday second-line. Did you know that gospel queen Mahalia Jackson grew up singing in a little pink church in the Black Pearl or that Treme is the oldest African American neighborhood in the country? In an exploration that weaves together history, culture and resident stories, Maggy Baccinelli captures New Orleans' neighborhood identities from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain.
ISBN: 9781626198715
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Series: Landmarks
Images: 85
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Maggy Baccinelli moved to New Orleans from Washington, D.C., where she covered neighborhoods for the Hill Rag and Capital Community News. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland and is pursuing her MFA in nonfiction creative writing from the University of New Orleans. Her favorite thing about living in the Crescent City has been befriending and “befamilying” her Mid-City neighbors.
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