HIS 456 / AAS 456 / URB 456 / HUM 456

New Orleans at 300: Invention & Reinvention in an American City

Joshua B. Guild

Back to "Spring 2018" courses

As it commemorates its tercentennial, this course explores the history of what has been described as an “impossible but inevitable city” over three centuries. Settled on perpetually shifting swampland at the foot of one of the world’s great waterways, this port city served as an outpost of three empires and a gateway linking the N. American heartland with the Gulf Coast, Caribbean, and Atlantic World. From European and African settlement through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we will consider how race, culture, and the environment have defined the history of the city and its people.

View this course on the Registrar’s website.

<< Foundations of Psychological Thought
Humanities Council Logo
Italian Studies Logo
American Studies Logo
Humanistic Studies Logo
Ancient World Logo
Canadian Studies Logo
ESC Logo
Journalism Logo
Linguistics Logo
Medieval Studies Logo
Renaissance Logo
Film Studies Logo