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- Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans
- By: Emily Epstein Landau
- Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
- Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
From 1897 to 1917 the red-light district of Storyville commercialized and even thrived on New Orleans' longstanding reputation for sin and sexual excess. This notorious neighborhood, located just outside of the French Quarter, hosted a diverse cast of characters who reflected the cultural milieu and complex social structure of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, a city infamous for both prostitution and interracial intimacy.
A fascinating [academic] read
- By A. C. Skinner on 08-22-16
Sometimes when you read books and history, they are rather dull. This book not only brought the his street but really brought the narrative too really have you empathize with the individuals involved in what was called the Storyville.
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