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The Accidental City

Improvising New Orleans

  • 1. An Impossible River
  • 2. A Landjobbing Scheme
  • 3. Utopian by Design
  • 4. Improvising a City
  • 5. Changing of the Guard
  • 6. In Contraband We Trust
  • 7. A Creole City
  • 8. Slavery and the Struggle for Mastery
  • 9. The Slaves Remake Themselves
  • 10. A New People, a New Racial Order
  • 11. The American Gateway
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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