Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans
"Mardi Gras remains one of the most distinctive features of New Orleans. Although the city has celerated Carnival since its days as a French and Spanish colonial outpost, the rituals familiar today were largely established in the Civil War era by a white male elite." -- back cover.
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LORDS OF MISRULE: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New OrleansUser Review - Kirkus
Less a history of Mardi Gras than a view of New Orleans through the lens of that all-consuming celebration of social hierarchy that shows how intertwined are carnival's charms with the misdeeds of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizabethChapman - LibraryThing
"The Lords of Misrule" looks at a side of Mardi Gras beyond the fantastical floats, bead-throwing krewes, and elaborate costumes. Author James Gill goes back to the origins of Fat Tuesday in the Big ... Read full review
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