RESOURCE: New Orleans and the World

Presented by:
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Local Partner: Nonprofits, Other Subject: African American/Black, Art/Photography, Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, Other, Varies Audience: All

On November 8, 2017, the LEH, in partnership with New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation, and the 2018 NOLA Foundation, will publish New Orleans and the World: 1718-2018 Tricentennial Anthology. The book will serve as a centerpiece for the yearlong celebrations of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary in 2018. Copies of the book are $60 plus tax and shipping with proceeds from the sale supporting free public programs in New Orleans during 2018.

Leading scholars and writers detail, in more than forty magazine-style essays, the ways New Orleans has shaped the world, as well as the impact of world events on the city’s culture, economy, and people. Contributors include Emily Clark, Lawrence N. Powell, Dr. Michael White, Richard Campanella, Sally Reeves, Keith Weldon Medley, Alison Fensterstock, Daniel Usner, and Freddi Williams Evans, with forewords by Leah Chase and Walter Isaacson.

Richly illustrated with photography and archival material, the book offers readers insightful histories inside a beautiful commemorative artifact.