Award-winning young scholar to discuss 1811 slave revolt, sign new book
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection and author/historian Daniel Rasmussen
WHAT: Discussion and book signing with Daniel Rasmussen, author of American Uprising:
The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt (Harper 2011)
The book retails for $26.99 and is available at The Shop at The Collection.
WHEN: Thursday, January 6, 2011 6–8 p.m.
WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA
HOW: This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations: (504) 523-4662 or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.
WHY: In American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt (Harper 2011), the brilliant young historian Daniel Rasmussen examines the greatest act of slave resistance in American history. On January 8, 1811, a group of slaves began a violent rebellion on a River Road sugar plantation, their goal to establish a black republic on the banks of the Mississippi River. They marched toward New Orleans, enlisting more slaves to their cause as they closed in on the practically defenseless city.
Through astute detective work, Rasmussen reveals the details of the slaves’ elaborate plot and its shocking conclusion: federal officials and French planters exacted a terrible retribution, beheading more than 100 slaves and hanging their corpses from the city gates. This gripping book provides new insight into the American South soon after the Louisiana Purchase, with the Haitian Revolution a recent memory and the War of 1812 looming on the horizon.
Rasmussen graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 2009. His senior thesis on the 1811 revolt won three prizes, including the Hoopes Prize, Harvard’s top undergraduate academic honor. To mark the 200th anniversary of the revolt, Rasmussen will speak and sign copies of American Uprising at The Collection on January 6, 2011, at 6 p.m. Copies of the book will be available at The Shop at The Collection for $26.99; members of The Collection receive a 10 percent discount on all shop purchases. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
New Orleans Katrina Recovery
Since Katrina New Orleans has worked towards recovery. The problem is it has been slow. This is a repost of the announcement of resumption of flights by Southwest Airlines. New Orleans Katrina Recovery is still moving slower than the majority of the United States realizes.
DALLAS (PRWEB) September 16, 2005
Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today provides details on its initial flight schedule from New Orleans in the “post-Katrina era.” Starting Sept. 20, 2005, Southwest will support two daily roundtrip flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU). Seats on these two flights are available for sale through the end of Southwest’s current schedule (Jan. 9, 2006).
Those initial departures are:
11:35 a.m. from New Orleans, arriving in Houston at 12:40 p.m.
5:05 p.m. from New Orleans, arriving in Houston at 6:10 p.m.
Return flights to New Orleans are:
10:15 a.m. departure from Houston, arriving in New Orleans at 11:15 a.m.
3:45 p.m. departure from Houston, arriving in New Orleans at 4:45 p.m.
“Once we had all of our New Orleans-based employees accounted for, we began working with airport and government officials on how and when we would be able to return service to a city we have served continuously since 1979,” said Colleen Barrett, Southwest’s President. “Since commercial air service to the city will be limited for some time, we decided to initially focus that service into Houston Hobby where Southwest has a significant presence with a wide range of destinations for our New Orleans Customers.”
Southwest Airlines has more than 400 employees who reside in the New Orleans area, more than half of whom work at the airport. After evacuating a number of them and their families to other Southwest Airlines cities, the carrier suspended service to New Orleans on August 28, just hours before Hurricane Katrina hit.
“The people of New Orleans are anxious to rebuild their city and Southwest Airlines is intent upon helping them do just that,” Barrett said. “Though we cannot predict how long it will take for passenger demand to justify additional flights, we have a long history of responding to passenger demand with added flights affording reliable, dependable, low fare air service. We take pride in the knowledge that we will, as always, be a Good Neighbor to our good friends in New Orleans, and we look forward to growing incrementally with them and being part of the city’s rebirth.”
Before Hurricane Katrina, Southwest had 57 daily nonstop departures from New Orleans to 16 cities.
MSY Travel Advisory:
Please be advised that ground transportation is limited and curfew restrictions may be in place throughout Jefferson Parish and the City of New Orleans, as well as the surrounding area. All transportation, hotel, and/or other arrangements need to be confirmed before departure.
Southwest advises Customers traveling into New Orleans to check the State of Louisiana’s official web site, http://katrina.louisiana.gov/index.htm , for the latest information and resources concerning Hurricane Katrina.
All reservations previously held by Southwest Airlines customers for flights to/from New Orleans (MSY) between September 3, 2005 and January 9, 2006, have been cancelled and are not being reinstated. Customers should contact Southwest Airlines via its web site, http://www.southwest.com, or by calling Reservations at (800)I FLY SWA to book the two new roundtrip flights between New Orleans and Houston.
Public Relations of Southwest Airlines
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The New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints took advantage of an opportunity to control their destiny on Monday Night Football by defeating the Atlanta Falcons. The New Orleans Saints clinched a spot in the post season tournament with a 17 to 14 win over the Falcons.
Atlanta has dominated in most games this season and gave the high powered New Orleans Saints offense trouble keeping them below their season scoring average. Still this loss could turn the playoff picture on its head depending on the results of next weekend’s games.
Should both the Falcons lose and the New Orleans Saints win next weekend the New Orleans Saints become the Number One seed in the NFC and make the New Orleans Saints the NFC South champs. This is however a long shot. The Falcons play the Panthers who are the worst team in the NFL. Still who would have thought the Chiefs would make it into the playoffs as a result of a Bengals win over the Chargers.
Still the New Orleans Saints are in the playoffs again and will at least have an opportunity to continue their defense of the NFL Championship. They showed that they can win in a hostile environment. The New Orleans Saints overcame mistakes, some questionable calls and the Falcon home crowd. This is a game that will prepare them for a playoffs filled with away games should they end up the fifth seed.
New Orleans People
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Are these girls on Bourbon Street just really drunk or just tourists? or Both?
Well the answer to your question is both. The female tourists get drunk before the parade on Bourbon Street starts and then a float rider either persuades the girl to flash for some beads she wants or she just flashes for fun. Its usually only tourists on Bourbon Street though because people from here are used to getting beads and they probably have garbage bags full of beads at home, the other reason girls from here don’t flash is because they know they’ll get arrested if it is not Mardi Gras.
Music video by The Tragically Hip performing New Orleans Is Sinking. (C) 1989 UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Just what the title says. National Guard in New Orleans.
New Orleans Saints
WELCOME US TO MIAMI – http://www.facebook.com/highschoolstudio – If you enjoyed the music, listen to it FREE on http://www.MichaelLiuzza.com – New Orleans Saints In the Superbowl f0r the first time in history!!!!!!! All video content is property of the NFL and is intended for entertainment purposes only. Thank you to Coach Sean Payton, Drew Brees, Jeremy Shockey, Thomas Morstead, Marques Colston, Courtney Roby, Robert Meachem, Lance Moore, Devry Henderson, Randall Gay, Mike Bell, Tracy Porter, Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, Malcolm Jenkins, Jabari Grer, Mike McKenzie, Roman Harper, Darren Sharper, Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita, Zach Strief, Jon Stinchcomb, Will Smith, Charles Grant…the list goes on. The New Orleans Saints are a TRUE TEAM. I am proud to be a Who Dat Man.
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Attractions In New Orleans
Hey, so I obviously need some help. My family is one of those types that will sit in the room if there is not a specific game plan, so I need some cool Attractions In New Orleans that will get everybody excited and out of the room.
Do you know of any Attractions In New Orleans that will be fun and family friendly (there is a 16 year old and a 12 year old)?
I know that they enjoy the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and other places like that if that helps at all…
Thanks in advance for all the help!
Family-friendly things to do in New Orleans:
Mardi Gras and the Jazz Festival are world famous events, but New Orleans hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year: www.nola.com/festivals
The Saint Charles Streetcar is the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world and is a “tourist attraction” in its own right. It is part of the public transit system, as are the Canal Street and Riverfront streetcar lines: www.norta.com
Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums (go to www.frenchquarter.com and click on Historic Attractions).
Assuming the weather is good, you can collect a sandwich lunch and eat in the riverfront park (watch the shipping) or in Jackson Square (a very nice park).
The Riverwalk shopping center has an air-conditioned food court with dining overlooking the river (www.riverwalkmarketplace.com). The Canal Place shopping center is in the French Quarter and has a cinema and higher-end shopping (Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers, etc.). Magazine Street is a miles-long shopping district: www.magazinestreet.com
Louisiana is the only US state that offers tax-free shopping for international visitors: http://www.louisianataxfree.com/
The lobby for the Westin Canal Place Hotel is on the 11th floor and overlooks the French Quarter. It is a great place for an afternoon drink/snack:(www.westin.com).
Preservation Hall has traditional live Jazz, and doesn’t serve alcohol so all ages are welcome: www.preservationhall.com
New Orleans has ballet, opera, a symphony orchestra, and theatre:
There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the “foot” of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/canal_street_ferry
The Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and the new Insectarium are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. The Zoo is several miles from downtown. You can drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter.
The Louisiana State Museum is in the French Quarter: http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/ New Orleans is also home to a number of other museums, such as the National World War II Museum (www.ddaymuseum.org) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (www.noma.org). Both can be reached by public transit: The WWII museum is in the central business district but a long walk from the French Quarter. NOMA is not within walking distance of downtown but has free parking. Go to www.neworleansmuseums.com for info on more museums.
New Orleans City Park has a variety of attractions, including golf and an amusement park with rides and attractions for children + free parking. City Park also presents “Celebration in the Oaks” from late November to early January: (www.neworleanscitypark.com).
Check www.frenchquarter.com and http://www.nola.com/visitor/ for ideas about other things to do.
A few restaurant suggestions:
Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn’t miss having cafe au lait & beignets (www.cafedumonde.com). Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d’Or (at 615 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food in addition to pastry.
The Palm Court restaurant is very nice, has moderate prices, and offers traditional live jazz starting at 8:00pm: 1204 Decatur Street, tel 504-525-0200 (reservations are important and they are not open every day). The Palm Court is closed from about July 25th to about September 25th each year.
Maximo’s Italian Grill has great food and atmosphere: 1117 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, (504) 586-8883.
All of the famous restaurants (Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Commander’s Palace, etc.) have reopened. The Pelican Club (on Exchange Alley in the FQ) is not as well known but is the same type experience. Reservations are a good idea, and probably essential on weekends.
Tujaques Restaurant (823 Decatur Street) is very traditional and has moderate prices: www.tujaguesrestaurant.com
Cafe Degas is a very French restaurant near City Park at 3127 Esplanade – which is not within walking distance of downtown (5 to 10 minutes by taxi). They are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (504-945-5635).
The Napoleon House restaurant is at 500 Chartres Street in the FQ, and has a menu of great local dishes: www.napoleonhouse.com
The weekly newspaper “Gambit” has a dining guide: http://bestofneworleans.com/gyrobase/
Things for adults to do in New Orleans:
There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music.
Note that music clubs often advertise “No Cover”, meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with “No Cover” often require that customers buy a beverage each for every “set ” of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so KNOW THE PRICE before you sit down. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell – not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can’t be any confusion at the end of the evening.
An incomplete guide to bars & clubs: www.neworleanscheapdrinks.com
About certain alcoholic beverages: Realize that some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge.
Harrah’s Casino is in the Central Business District: www.harrahs.com (age 21 required for entry)
Hope you have a great time!
Attractions In New Orleans
New Orleans Bourbon Oatmeal
In New Orleans bourbon whiskey is added to your morning bowl of oatmeal to give it flavor. Here is the recipe for our creation: Bourbon Oatmeal. For more Bourbon videos, visit www.BourbonBlog.com
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