Inside these districts, an array of architectural styles from different time periods and cultures are reflected in individual homes and buildings, many holding onto secrets of time and people long gone, but never forgotten. Unveil the past with these architectural and historically significant gems.
Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population ofcensusis the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South.
It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the Mississippi, which is km mi downstream. Elevations range from 3. It remained a French colony untilwhen it was transferred to the Spain. It was the site of the Battle of New Orleans in the War of During the Civil War the city was besieged by Union ships under Adm.
David Farragut; it fell on Apr. New Orleansas a city, has a wide and diverse history. It is a place where Africans, Indians and European settlers shared their cultures and intermingled.
Encouraged by the French government, this strategy for producing a durable culture in a difficult place marked New Orleans as different and special from its inception and continues to distinguish the city today.
Like the early American settlements along Massachusetts Bay and Chesapeake Bay, New Orleans served as a distinctive cultural gateway to North America, where people from Europe and Africa initially intertwined their lives and customs with those of the native inhabitants of the New World.
The resulting way of life differed dramatically from the culture than was spawned in the English colonies of North America. New Orleans' Creole population those with ancestry rooted in the city's colonial eraensured not only that English was not the prevailing language, but also that Protestantism was scorned, public education unheralded, and democratic government untried.
Isolation helped to nourish the differences. From its founding in until the early nineteenth century, New Orleans remained far removed from the patterns of living in early Massachusetts or Virginia.
Established a century after those seminal Anglo- Saxon places, it remained for the next hundred years an outpost for the French and Spanish until Napoleon sold it to the United States with the rest of the Louisiana Purchase in Even though steamboats and sailing ships connected French Louisiana to the rest of the country, New Orleans guarded its own way of life.
It became Dixie's chief cotton and slave market, but it always remained a strange place in the American South. American newcomers from the South as well as the North recoiled when they encountered the prevailing French language of the city, its dominant Catholicism, its bawdy sensual delights, or its proud free black and slave inhabitants' in short, its deeply rooted Creole population and its peculiar traditions.
Rapid influxes of non-southern population compounded the peculiarity of its Creole past.
Until the mid-nineteenth century, a greater number of migrants arrived in the boomtown from northern states such as New York and Pennsylvania than from the Old South.
Its social makeup became even more complicated as more foreign immigrants than Americans came to take up residence in the city almost to the beginning of the twentieth century. The largest waves of immigrants came from Ireland and Germany.
In certain neighborhoods, their descendants' dialects would make visitors feel as if they were back in Brooklyn or Chicago. From tothe Irish and Germans made New Orleans one of the main immigration ports in the nation, second only to New York, but ahead of Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.Map depicting Louisiana and approaches to New Orleans as depicted during the occupation of New Orleans Approaches to New Orleans, Department of the Gulf Map Number 5, February 14,  The capture of New Orleans (April 25 – May 1, ) during the .
Civil War historians and photo-historians have uncovered documentary evidence suggesting that this image of Union forces was taken by Andrew J. Russell just before the Second Battle of Fredericksburg in the spring of When Francis Miller started his search for Civil War photographs for his monumental ten volume Photographic History of the Civil War, he sent a researcher to New Orleans to search for Confederate images.
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