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New Orleans Carnival Krewes

By Rosary O'Neill
  • ISBN Code: : 1625846096
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Pages : 241
  • Category : History
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“The traditions, the secret societies and the history of how New Orleans and Mardi Gras came to be as integral to each other as red beans and rice” (Blogcritics). New Orleans is practically synonymous with Mardi Gras. Both evoke the parades, the beads, the costumes, the food—the pomp and circumstance. The carnival krewes are the backbone of this Big Easy tradition. Every year, different krewes put on extravagant parties and celebrations to commemorate the beginning of the Lenten season. Historic krewes like Comus, Rex, and Zulu that date back generations are intertwined with the greater history of New Orleans itself. Today, new krewes are inaugurated and widen a once exclusive part of New Orleans society. Through careful and detailed research of over three hundred sources, including fifty interviews with members of these organizations, author and New Orleans native Rosary O’Neill explores this storied institution, its antebellum roots and its effects in the twenty-first century. Includes photos! “[A] spirited and richly illustrated account.” —New York Theatre Wire

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  • Pdf File: the-st-louis-veiled-prophet-celebration.pdf

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The Veiled Prophet organization has been a vital institution in St. Louis for more than a century. Founded in March 1878 by a group of prominent St. Louis businessmen, the organization was fashioned after the New Orleans Carnival society the Mystick Krewe of Comus. In The St. Louis Veiled Prophet Celebration, Thomas Spencer explores the social and cultural functions of the organization's annual celebration—the Veiled Prophet parade and ball—and traces the shifts that occurred over the years in its cultural meaning and importance. Although scholars have researched the more pluralistic parades of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, very little has been done to examine the elite-dominated parades of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This study shows how pluralistic parades ceased to exist in St. Louis and why the upper echelon felt it was so important to end them. Spencer shows that the celebration originated as the business elite's response to the St. Louis general strike of 1877. Symbolically gaining control of the streets, the elites presented St. Louis history and American history by tracing the triumphs of great men—men who happened to be the Veiled Prophet members' ancestors. The parade, therefore, was intended to awe the masses toward passivity with its symbolic show of power. The members believed that they were helping to boost St. Louis economically and culturally by enticing visitors from the surrounding communities. They also felt that the parades provided the spectators with advice on morals and social issues and distracted them from less desirable behavior like drinking and carousing. From 1900 to 1965 the celebration continued to include educational and historical elements; thereafter, it began to resemble the commercialized leisure that was increasingly becoming a part of everyday life. The biggest change occurred in the period from 1965 to 1980, when the protests of civil rights groups led many St. Louisans to view the parade and ball as wasteful conspicuous consumption that was often subsidized with taxpayers' money. With membership dropping and the news media giving the organization little notice, it soon began to wither. In response, the leaders of the Veiled Prophet organization decided to have a "VP Fair" over the Fourth of July weekend. The 1990s brought even more changes, and the members began to view the celebration as a way to unite the St. Louis community, with all of its diversity, rather than as a chance to boost the city or teach cultural values. The St. Louis Veiled Prophet Celebration is a valuable addition not only to the cultural history of Missouri and St. Louis but also to recent scholarship on urban culture, city politics, and the history of public celebrations in America.

Jackson, 1964

By Calvin Trillin
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0399588256
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 681
  • Pdf File: jackson-1964.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Over the next five decades of reporting, he often returned to scenes of racial tension. Now, for the first time, the best of Trillin’s pieces on race in America have been collected in one volume. In the title essay of Jackson, 1964, we experience Trillin’s riveting coverage of the pathbreaking voter registration drive known as the Mississippi Summer Project—coverage that includes an unforgettable airplane conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and a young white man sitting across the aisle. (“I’d like to be loved by everyone,” King tells him, “but we can’t always wait for love.”) In the years that follow, Trillin rides along with the National Guard units assigned to patrol black neighborhoods in Wilmington, Delaware; reports on the case of a black homeowner accused of manslaughter in the death of a white teenager in an overwhelmingly white Long Island suburb; and chronicles the remarkable fortunes of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a black carnival krewe in New Orleans whose members parade on Mardi Gras in blackface. He takes on issues that are as relevant today as they were when he wrote about them. Excessive sentencing is examined in a 1970 piece about a black militant in Houston serving thirty years in prison for giving away one marijuana cigarette. The role of race in the use of deadly force by police is highlighted in a 1975 article about an African American shot by a white policeman in Seattle. Uniting all these pieces are Trillin’s unflinching eye and graceful prose. Jackson, 1964 is an indispensable account of a half-century of race and racism in America, through the lens of a master journalist and writer who was there to bear witness. Praise for Jackson, 1964 “Trillin’s elegant storytelling and keen observations sometimes churned my wrath about the glacial pace of progress. That’s because to me and millions of African-Americans, the topics of race and poverty—and their adverse impact on the mind and spirit—are, as Trillin acknowledges, not theoretical; they’re personal.”—Dorothy Butler Gilliam, The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “These pieces . . . will continue to be read for the pleasure they deliver as well as for the pain they describe.”—The New York Times “With the diligent clarity, humane wit, polished prose and attention to pertinent detail that exemplify Trillin’s journalism at its best . . . Jackson, 1964 drives home a sobering realization: Even with signs of progress, racism in America is news that stays news.”—USA Today “These unsettling tales, elegantly written and wonderfully reported, are like black-and-white snapshots from the national photo album. They depict a society in flux but also stubbornly unmoved through the decades when it comes to many aspects of race relations. . . . The grace Trillin brings to his job makes his stories all the more poignant.”—The Christian Science Monitor “An exceptional collection [from] master essayist Trillin.”—Booklist (starred review)

Encyclopedia of Easter Celebrations Worldwide

By William D. Crump
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 147664196X
  • Total of Pages : 349
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-easter-celebrations-worldwide.pdf

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At Eastertime, the most important holiday in the Christian world, religious processions in many Latin American countries pass over ornate street "carpets" fashioned from colored sawdust, flowers and fruit. Children in Finland and Sweden dress as "Easter witches." In the Caribbean, those who swim on Good Friday risk bad luck. In the Philippines, some penitents volunteer to be crucified. In some European countries, Easter Monday is the day for dousing women with water. With 240 entries, this book explores these and scores of other unusual and sometimes bizarre international Holy Week customs, both sacred and secular, from pilgrimages to Jerusalem to classic seasonal films and television specials.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans

By Marilyn Wood
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0756683254
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 853
  • Pdf File: dk-eyewitness-travel-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover the richly cultured and rejuvenated city of New Orleans with this superbly illustrated Eyewitness Travel Guide. The city is covered in exhaustive detail with beautiful cutaway plans and maps, as well as an extensive spread of Hurricane Katrina, the after-effects and the re-building effort. Read about the history of the Mardi gras, the best antique shopping in the city and Flavours of New Orleans, complete with food glossary. With hundreds of photographs, illustrations and maps, this comprehensive guide includes expanded entertainment listings, practical advice on accommodation, restaurants and nightspots, as well as essential information for shopping and entertainment. The New Orleans Eyewitness Travel Guide will ensure you get everything you want from your trip and more.

The Literacy of Play and Innovation

By Christiane Wood
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351204629
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: the-literacy-of-play-and-innovation.pdf

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The Literacy of Play and Innovation provides a portrait of what innovative education for your children looks like from a literacy perspective. Through an in-depth case study of a "maker" school’s innovative design—in particular, of four early childhood educator’s classrooms—this book demonstrates that children’s inspiration, curiosity, and creativity is a direct result of the school environment. By presenting a unique, data-driven model of literacy, play, and innovation that takes the maker movement beyond STEM education, this book will help readers understand literacy learning through making and the creative approaches embedded in early literacy classroom practices.

Reading Success, Grade 6

By
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Book Code : 1604184353
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 992
  • Pdf File: reading-success-grade-6.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Provide focused practice for sixth graders in areas such as comprehension, vocabulary, language, and reasoning. Grade-appropriate flash cards, completion chart, and skills matrix are also provided. Meets NCTE standards.

Black Resistance in the Americas

By D.A. Dunkley,Stephanie Shonekan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429764200
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 808
  • Pdf File: black-resistance-in-the-americas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All across the US in the last few years, there has been a resurgence of Black protest against structural racism and other forms of racial injustice. Black Resistance in the Americas draws attention to this renewed energy and how this theme of resistance intersects with other communities of Black people around the world. This edited collection examines in depth stories of resistance against slavery, narratives of resistance in African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American Literature, resistance in politics, education, religion, music, dance, and film, exploring a range of new perspectives from established and emerging researchers on Black communities. The essays in this pivotal book discuss some of the mechanisms that Black communities have used to resist bondage, domination, disempowerment, inequality, and injustices resulting from their encounters with the West, from colonization to forced migration.

Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

By Melitta Weiss Adamson,Francine Segan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313086893
  • Total of Pages : 628
  • Category : History
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: entertaining-from-ancient-rome-to-the-super-bowl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the earliest times, humans have enjoyed dining and entertainment with family and friends, from sharing a simple meal to an extravagant feast for a special celebration. In this two-volume set, entries tell the history of wedding and religious customs, holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, and modern day get togethers such as block parties and Superbowl parties. Providing a worldwide perspective on celebration, entries on topics such as Dim Sum, La Quinceanera Parties, Deepavali, and Juneteenth cover many cultures. In addition, entries on Ancient Rome, Medieval entertaining, and others give an inside view as to what entertaining was like during those times, should readers want to recreate these themes for school projects or club banquets. Whether a student of history or world language class, or an adult planning a theme party, there is something in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl for everyone.

Mardi Gras Treasures

By Schindler, Henri
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781455608409
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 723
  • Pdf File: mardi-gras-treasures.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Exquisite in design and craftsmanship, Mardi Gras jewelry, offered as favors by krewe members, are cherished gifts, proudly worn year after year by the lucky recipients. As is everything related to Mardi Gras, these specially designed and crafted keepsakes are unique to the celebration and reveal the intricate detail observed in carrying out the annual tradition. Mardi Gras crowns, scepters, and mantels, designed exclusively for each krewe, dazzle with brilliant rhinestones and are truly fit for a king. In the last of his series, Henri Schindler recounts the splendor of the old-line krewes during the golden age of carnival (1870-1930) and the jewelry associated with them -- publisher website (March 2007).

DK Eyewitness New Orleans

By DK Eyewitness
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0744061555
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 388
  • Pdf File: dk-eyewitness-new-orleans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explore the busy streets of New Orleans, including the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, see where to get the best beignets and hurricanes, and find the best places to shop. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans. - Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. - Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. - Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. - Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. - Area maps marked with sights. - Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. - Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. - Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans truly shows you this country as no one else can. Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.