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America's most beguiling metropolis started out as a snake-infested swamp. Through intense imperial rivalries and ambitious settlers who risked their lives to succeed in colonial America, the site became a crossroads for the Atlantic world. The author gives us the full sweep of the city's history from its founding through statehood.

About the Author


Lawrence N. Powell holds the James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization and is Director of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780674725904
ISBN-10: 0674725905
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: October 14th, 2013
Pages: 422
Language: English

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