I learned more and enjoyed it than I have from any non-fiction book I have ever read.
Ned Sublette's history of the colonial period in New Orleans is so rich with information that it's almost incredible to believe one 21st-century person wrote it.
What makes New Orleans different was the size and ability of the African American community to bring in their music and traditions.
For anyone interested in the musical influence behind american music way back from Africa, France or Spain, through Cuba and New Orleans... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sand Dune
Let me say that I'm usually a strictly fiction reader, so maybe that has something to do with my feelings about this book. Mr. Read morePublished 15 days ago by J. Lawrence
Very interesting book, particularly for those fun of the Spanishness of Louisiana.Published 6 months ago by SANVI
Everyone knows that New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, but so much developed out of jazz, that it's really the birthplace of most American music. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marc Lichtman
Excellent lesson in world history even thoughthe main focus was on New Orleans. A fascinating read.Published 7 months ago by Dianne Short
Impressive in the detail and the revelation (to me, anyway) that the Spanish had as much influence as the French on the city of New Orleans.Published 9 months ago by Pikoush