The New Orleans of George Washington Cable : the 1887 Census Office report / edited, with an introduction, by Lawrence N. Powell.

A pioneering local-color writer about Creole New Orleans and a public advocate for black equality in his native South during and after Reconstruction, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) depicted in his writing the clash between American newcomers and a quaint but proud French-speaking population in...

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Main Author: Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925
Corporate Author: United States. Census Office
Other Authors: Powell, Lawrence N.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2008.
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Summary:A pioneering local-color writer about Creole New Orleans and a public advocate for black equality in his native South during and after Reconstruction, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) depicted in his writing the clash between American newcomers and a quaint but proud French-speaking population in post-Louisiana Purchase New Orleans. His work, including the short-story collection Old Creole Days (1879) and his most famous novel, The Grandissimes (1880), received widespread critical acclaim and was serialized in the country's best highbrow magazines. In 1880, Cable was commissioned to write a.
Item Description:Originally written as a special section of the 1880 U.S. Census titled Social statistics of cities; subsequently revised as Creoles of Louisiana, the original text has never appeared in print again except as a facsimile reprint; it is published here in its entirety for the first time, including Cable's footnotes and other material deleted from the census publication by its editors.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 207 pages) : maps.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-201) and index.
ISBN:9780807134283
0807134287
9780807133194
0807133191