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Author Dawdy, Shannon Lee, 1967-

Title Building the devil's empire [electronic resource] : French colonial New Orleans / Shannon Lee Dawdy.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxi, 320 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans (some col.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-306) and index.
Contents "A veritable Babylon" : enlightenment and disorder -- La ville sauvage : nature and urban planning -- A backwater entrepôt -- La renommée : from colonial experiment to Creole society -- Tensions of power : law, discipline, and violence -- Conclusion : revolt and rogue colonialism.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject French -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century.
Ethnology -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century.
City planning -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 18th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Colonial influence.
New Orleans (La.) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 18th century.
Louisiana -- History -- To 1803.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780226138411 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226138410 (cloth : alk. paper)

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