It Happened in New Orleans

Book Description

From the earliest days of French and Spanish rule to school integration in the 1960s, It Happened in New Orleans offers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Crescent City.
March along with Creole Wild West during their first Mardi Gras. Experience the ten heady days of the longest woman-suffrage convention ever held. And discover a lovingly restored mausoleum where great New Orleans musicians are laid to rest.Meet the voodoo queen, a baroness, a pirate and many more real-life characters who helped make New Orleans the famous city it is today.What happens when the mighty Mississippi River overflows its banks and changes directions? What college began with gambling money? Find the answers to these questions and more in
It Happened in New Orleans.

About Stuart, Bonnye

Bonnye Stuart is a tenth generation New Orleanian and member of the Perret family. She grew up in the city amid 39 first cousins and lots of aunts and uncles. She got her B.A. in Advertising from the Manship School of Journalism at Louisiana State University and received her M.A. in Communication from the University of New Orleans. Her four children were all born in New Orleans and She writes short stories, poems, and plays many of which are based on her life in New Orleans. She has been teaching at the university level for ten years.