Building the Devil's Empire is the first comprehensive history of New Orleans's early years, tracing the town's development from its origins in 1718 to its revolt against Spanish rule in 1768. Shannon Lee Dawdy's picaresque account of New Orleans's wild youth features a cast of strong-willed captives, thin-skinned nobles, sharp-tongued women, and carousing travelers. But she also widens her lens to reveal the port city's global significance, examining its role in the French Empire and the Caribbean, and she concludes that ...

Building the Devil's Empire: French Colonial New Orleans 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226138428

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Building the Devil's Empire: French Colonial New Orleans 2008, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226138411

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