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By Anthony J. Stanonis

ISBN-10: 0820328170

ISBN-13: 9780820328171

ISBN-10: 0820328227

ISBN-13: 9780820328225

Between the realm Wars, New Orleans remodeled its photo from that of a corrupt and sullied port of name into that of a countrywide vacationer vacation spot. Anthony J. Stanonis tells how boosters and politicians reinvented town to construct a contemporary mass tourism and, alongside the way in which, essentially replaced the city's cultural, fiscal, racial, and gender structure.

Stanonis appears on the significance of city improvement, old protection, taxation ideas, and conference advertising to New Orleans' makeover and chronicles the city's efforts to cultivate its jazz scene, "democratize" Mardi Gras, and stereotype neighborhood blacks into docile, servile roles. He additionally appears to be like at depictions of the town in literature and picture and gauges the effect on New Orleans of white middle-class America's starting to be prosperity, mobility, relaxation time, and tolerance of ladies in public areas as soon as thought of off-limits.

Visitors visit New Orleans with expectancies rooted within the city's "past": to revel with Mardi Gras maskers, take in the romance of the French sector, and delight in wealthy food and scorching track. any such prior has a foundation in heritage, says Stanonis, however it has been rigorously excised from its gritty context and scrubbed fresh for mass consumption.

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