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Module

HIS2170 : The History of New Orleans

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Bruce Baker
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module aims:

•       To examine the development of New Orleans over time in relation to its natural and built environment.
•       To explain how the social and political structures of New Orleans evolved and how the legacies of earlier social and political structures affected that evolution.
•       To consider how the culture of New Orleans changed over time and the relationship between external and indigenous influences on the culture.
•       To examine the economic and business history of New Orleans, with a particular emphasis on its relationship to national and transnational economies.

Outline Of Syllabus

The Accidental City
Colonial New Orleans
The Americanisation of New Orleans
Slavery and Antebellum Trade
The Sinews of an Expanding City
Civil War and Reconstruction
New Orleans in the Global Economy of the Late Nineteenth Century
Jazz in a Modernising City
Twentieth-Century New Orleans
This City Won’t Wash Away: Katrina and the Twenty-First Century

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable