In his now classic work of historical geography, originally published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historical periods. Newly reissued by the University of Virginia Press, this second edition offers a revised and greatly expanded look at this unique community on the Mississippi Delta?""a fearsome place, difficult enough for building houses, lunacy for wharves and skyscrapers""?with a new foreword that situates Lewis's work post-Katrina, and argues that it remains as insightful and compelling today as it was before the hurricane made landfall in August 2005.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 296
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"[Lewis considers] the ways in which the world is invading New Orleans, leaving it susceptible to suburban sprawl, racial segregation, and the erosion of its identity--threats facing almost every American city, but especialy New Orleans... [H]is fluid analysis of the political, economic, and industrial forces that shape a city provides a useful foundation for historians studying the South's cultural landscape."--Winterthur Portfolio
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