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City of a Million Dreams: New Orleans at Year 300

Jason Berry


In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured the history and culture of the city in microcosm--a city legendary for its noisy, complicated, tradition-rich splendor. In City of a Million Dreams, Jason Berry delivers a character-driven history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. Chronicling cycles of invention, struggle, death, and rebirth, Berry reve ... More

Keywords: New Orleans, tricentennial, history, culture, tradition, rituals, diversity, neighborhoods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469647142
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647142.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Berry, author