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The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865--1920 By Alecia P. Long,

  • Title: The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865--1920
  • Author: Alecia P. Long
  • ISBN: 9780807131121
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • With a well earned reputation for tolerance of both prostitution and miscegenation, New Orleans became known as the Great Southern Babylon in antebellum times Following the Civil War, a profound alteration in social and economic conditions gradually reshaped the city s sexual culture and erotic commerce Historian Alecia P Long traces sex in the Crescent City over fiftyWith a well earned reputation for tolerance of both prostitution and miscegenation, New Orleans became known as the Great Southern Babylon in antebellum times Following the Civil War, a profound alteration in social and economic conditions gradually reshaped the city s sexual culture and erotic commerce Historian Alecia P Long traces sex in the Crescent City over fifty years, drawing from Louisiana Supreme Court case testimony to relate intriguing tales of people both obscure and famous whose relationships and actions exemplify the era Long uncovers a connection between the geographical segregation of prostitution and the rising tide of racial segregation She offers a compelling explanation of how New Orleans s lucrative sex trade drew tourists from the Bible Belt and beyond even as a nationwide trend toward the commercialization of sex emerged And she dispels the romanticized smoke and perfume surrounding Storyville to reveal in the reasons for its rise and fall a fascinating corner of southern history The Great Southern Babylon portrays the complex mosaic of race, gender, sexuality, social class, and commerce in turn of the twentieth century New Orleans.
    The Great Southern Babylon Sex Race and Respectability in New Orleans With a well earned reputation for tolerance of both prostitution and miscegenation New Orleans became known as the Great Southern Babylon in antebellum times Following the Civil War a profound alter

    One thought on “The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865--1920”

    1. This book grew on me It started out seeming that this author was able to make the history of New Orleans vice district boring, but once I got used to the large amount of legal records used as source material, I enjoyed it Not great, but good.

    2. This is an intriguing history of sexual culture and race in New Orleans in the postbellum era, but I had to return it to the library before I could finish it Not quick reading, certainly.

    3. I received my history degree from LSU and took every class there except one Louisiana History Later in life, I m kicking myself that I did not take it from Dr Long I d like a redo.

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