Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

Susan Larson continues her look at 300 great New Orleans books. Today: African-American culture and tradition with independent scholar Freddi Evans.

  • New Orleans, 1718-1812: An Economic Historyby John Clark
  • Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy: The Lower Mississippi Valley Before 1783, by Daniel Usner
  • A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America, by Jon Kukla
  • Bienville’s Dilemma: A Historical Geography of New Orleans, by Richard Campanella
  • Bounded Lives, Bounded Places: Free Black Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769-1803, by Kimberly Hanger
  • Building the Devil’s Empire: French Colonial New Orleans, by Shannon Lee Dawdy
  • Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America, by Eberhard Faber
  • The World that Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, by Ned Sublette
  •  A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies, by Marc Antoine Caillot, edited with an introduction by Erin Greenwald, translated by Teri F. Chalmers 
  • Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century, by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall 
  •  Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, by Freddi Williams Evans
  •  Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727-1834, byEmily Clark
  •  Voices from an Early American Convent: Marie Madeleine Hachard and the New Orleans Ursulines, 1727-1760, by Emily Clark
  • Gateway to New Orleans: Bayou St. John, 1708-2018, by Hilary Somerville Irvin, Florence umonville, Heather Veneziano, and Stephanie Bruno