Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans

Portada
Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1997 - 303 páginas
"Mardi Gras remains one of the most distinctive features of New Orleans. Although the city has celerated Carnival since its days as a French and Spanish colonial outpost, the rituals familiar today were largely established in the Civil War era by a white male elite." -- back cover.
 

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LORDS OF MISRULE: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans

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Less a history of Mardi Gras than a view of New Orleans through the lens of that all-consuming celebration of social hierarchy that shows how intertwined are carnival's charms with the misdeeds of the ... Leer reseña completa

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"The Lords of Misrule" looks at a side of Mardi Gras beyond the fantastical floats, bead-throwing krewes, and elaborate costumes. Author James Gill goes back to the origins of Fat Tuesday in the Big ... Leer reseña completa

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The old South on Parade
3
The Rise and Fall of French Carnival
27
Comus Dons Confederate Gray
59
The Krewes the Klan
77
The Battle of Liberty Place
109
Confederate Krewemon Rise Again
123
Who Killa da Chief?
145
Honoring the White League Mariyrs
155
KREWES COME MARCHING HOME AGAIN
193
MISERABLE KREWES
221
GUESS WHOS COMING TO REX
247
THE SECOND BATTLE OF LIBERTY PLACE
259
THE BITER BIT
279
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTES
283
INDEX
291
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COMUS AND THE KINGFISH
175

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