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Event: 'Historic New Orleans Collection Lecture On Founding Of New Orleans!'

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Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 At 06:30 PM
Duration: 1 Day

Tulane professor to discuss and sign long-awaited work
on the founding and development of New Orleans

WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection

WHAT: Lecture and book signing with Lawrence N. Powell, author of
“The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans” (Harvard University Press, March 2012)

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., in the French Quarter

HOW: This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; for reservations, call
(504) 523-4662. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.

WHY: Called “the city that shouldn’t exist,” New Orleans went from a snake-infested, flood-prone swamp to one of the most important trading centers in the Western Hemisphere. On Tuesday, April 10, author and historian Lawrence Powell will discuss and sign copies of his long-awaited book, “The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans,” which traces the founding and development of this once-unpromising site.
A story of land-jobbing schemes, stock market crashes and nonstop squabbles over status, power and position, “The Accidental City” covers New Orleans’s settlement in 1718 up to Louisiana’s statehood in 1812. The book, which retails for $29.95, is currently available for purchase at The Shop at The Collection and will be available at this event.
Powell received his doctorate from Yale University. He currently holds the James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization at Tulane University, where he is director of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. He specializes in the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the U.S. South, Louisiana and its political scene, and the Holocaust.

Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. For more information about The Collection, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.

The Historic New Orleans Collection—Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future

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