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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books; Reprint edition (Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556529589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556529580
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 403,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The best argument yet for why we need to save New Orleans." --"The Boston Globe"

""This articulate and intensely researched history provides not only an impressive look at its subject but also should serve as a model for any future works on great American cities. Cultural studies and history do not get much better than this, a must read for anyone who wonders why this city must be saved." --"Booklist

"An unmatchable snapshot of the exhilarating yet often ugly 1960s soul music scene." --"Kirkus Reviews"

"A fresh a very readable book of scholarship . . . Sublette "gets" contemporary New Orleans." --"The Times Picayune"

"Sublette's scholarship lends sturdiness and cohesion to a historical record that otherwise might be washed away through carelessness or intentionally erased." -- truthdig.com

"Before Katrina, this book would have been merely excellent. Now it is essential." --Ted Widmer, author, Martin Van Buren, and editor, the Library of America's "American Speeches"

"With staggering erudition and dazzling style, Sublette weaves things you always wanted to know together in a harmonious whole." --Madison Smartt Bell, author, "Toussaint Louverture" and "All Souls' Rising"

"A compelling portrait of the city as a capital of the Caribbean, an irrepressible source of artistic and political creativity." --Laurent Dubois, author, "Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution"

"This articulate and intensely researched history provides not only an impressive look at its subject but also should serve as a model for any future works on great American cities. Cultural studies and history do not get much better than this, a must read for anyone who wonders why this city must be saved." --"Booklist"

"Ned Sublette] is a passionate chronicler of the Africans resilience, of how they revived a cultural memory that gave life to music and enduring folkways." "New York Times""

"Thoughtful, well-researched . . . As our nation continues to ponder the future of the Big Easy, Sublette offers an informative accounting of that great city s past." Publishers Weekly

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"Cultural studies and history do not get much better than this, a must read for anyone who wonders why this city must be saved."Booklist"

"Ned Sublette] is a passionate chronicler of the Africans resilience, of how they revived a cultural memory that gave life to music and enduring folkways." New York Times

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"Sublette is a sonic sleuth charting the successive waves of Africans who shaped this black city s culture." Nation"

"Sublette gets contemporary New Orleans, sees the echoes of the past in our present."New Orleans Times-Picayune"

"With great detail and talented telling, Sublette especially chronicles the paths slaves took to New Orleans and how those paths led to the city's personality today." Tampa Tribune"

"Sublette, who drew raves for Cuba and Its Music, has produced another important resource - and the best argument yet for why we need to save New Orleans."Boston Globe"

"With staggering erudition and dazzling style, Ned Sublette tells you a thousand seemingly disparate things you always wanted to know but never knew where or whom to ask, then weaves them all together in a harmonious whole."Madison Smartt Bell, author, All Souls' Rising and Toussaint Louverture

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About the Author

Ned Sublette is the author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Cofounder of the record label Qbadisc, he coproduced the public radio program Afropop Worldwide for seven years.


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