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 A fascinating glimpse of everyday life in New Orleans in the second and third decades of the nineteenth century. -- The Journal of Southern History

 Raises key conceptual and methodical questions. -- Journal of American History

 A first-rate guide to how New Orleans moved from one sort of place to becoming another place, from a mainly French enclave to a city that in its economy and culture was mostly American. -- American Historical Review

 Equal parts a detective story and history book. . . . Fascinating. -- Miranda


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