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New Orleans is a city of beautiful contradictions, evidenced by its street names. New Orleans crosses with Hope, Pleasure and Duels. Religious couples with Nuns, Market and Race. Music, Arts and Painters are parallel. New Orleans enfolds its denizens in the protection of saints, the artistry of Muses and the bravery of military leaders. The city’s street names are inseparable f New Orleans is a city of beautiful contradictions, evidenced by its street names. New Orleans crosses with Hope, Pleasure and Duels. Religious couples with Nuns, Market and Race. Music, Arts and Painters are parallel. New Orleans enfolds its denizens in the protection of saints, the artistry of Muses and the bravery of military leaders. The city’s street names are inseparable from its diverse history. They serve as guideposts as well as a narrative that braid its pride, wit and seedier history into a complex web that to this day simultaneously joins and shows the cracks within the city. Learn about Bourbon’s royal lineage, the magnitude of Napoleon’s influence, how Tchoupitoulas’s history is just as long and vexing as its spelling and why mispronouncing such streets as Burgundy, Calliope and Socrates doesn’t mean you are incorrect—it just means you are local! Told with precision and photos as vibrant, irreverent and memorable as La Nouvelle Orleans itself, author Sally Asher delivers an updated and reinvented look at the city that care forgot.


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New Orleans is a city of beautiful contradictions, evidenced by its street names. New Orleans crosses with Hope, Pleasure and Duels. Religious couples with Nuns, Market and Race. Music, Arts and Painters are parallel. New Orleans enfolds its denizens in the protection of saints, the artistry of Muses and the bravery of military leaders. The city’s street names are inseparable f New Orleans is a city of beautiful contradictions, evidenced by its street names. New Orleans crosses with Hope, Pleasure and Duels. Religious couples with Nuns, Market and Race. Music, Arts and Painters are parallel. New Orleans enfolds its denizens in the protection of saints, the artistry of Muses and the bravery of military leaders. The city’s street names are inseparable from its diverse history. They serve as guideposts as well as a narrative that braid its pride, wit and seedier history into a complex web that to this day simultaneously joins and shows the cracks within the city. Learn about Bourbon’s royal lineage, the magnitude of Napoleon’s influence, how Tchoupitoulas’s history is just as long and vexing as its spelling and why mispronouncing such streets as Burgundy, Calliope and Socrates doesn’t mean you are incorrect—it just means you are local! Told with precision and photos as vibrant, irreverent and memorable as La Nouvelle Orleans itself, author Sally Asher delivers an updated and reinvented look at the city that care forgot.

39 review for Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names (Landmarks)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Glenn May

    Very informative and enjoyable. Learned many things I did not know and told in a very intelligent and accessible manner. Beautiful photographs.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    This is an incredibly informative book, but not a book to sit and read cover to cover. I am not a fan of the organization of this book, but I still recommend it, especially to New Orleanians and fans of our beautiful and unique city. what I recommend is to read the introduction to each chapter - they are very well-written and descriptive - and then use the book as a sort of historical dictionary, looking up streets as you encounter them. I learned a lot from this book that will make me a much be This is an incredibly informative book, but not a book to sit and read cover to cover. I am not a fan of the organization of this book, but I still recommend it, especially to New Orleanians and fans of our beautiful and unique city. what I recommend is to read the introduction to each chapter - they are very well-written and descriptive - and then use the book as a sort of historical dictionary, looking up streets as you encounter them. I learned a lot from this book that will make me a much better guide for Mardi Gras guests, but I shouldn't have just read it straight through.

  3. 5 out of 5

    The Advocate

    "Sally Asher tackles New Orleans’ excessively voweled streets in an easy-to-use guidebook, 'Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names.'It is not comprehensive, but it does include the more perplexing thoroughfares (Tchoupitoulas and Goodchildren, I’m looking at you), including pronunciation guides. Bless you, Sally." Read more here. "Sally Asher tackles New Orleans’ excessively voweled streets in an easy-to-use guidebook, 'Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names.'It is not comprehensive, but it does include the more perplexing thoroughfares (Tchoupitoulas and Goodchildren, I’m looking at you), including pronunciation guides. Bless you, Sally." Read more here.

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