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The World that Made New Orleans

Book Presentation
The World that Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square
Ned Sublette

Thursday, April 17 (originally scheduled for April 3)
, Room 607
King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square South

Sponsored by:

The Department of History
The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Praise for The World that Made New Orleans:

"With staggering erudition and dazzling style, Sublette weaves things you always wanted to know together in a harmonious whole." ­Madison Smartt Bell, author, Toussaint Louverture and All Souls' Rising

"A compelling portrait of the city as a capital of the Caribbean, an irrepressible source of artistic and political creativity." ­Laurent Dubois, author, Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution

"Before Katrina, this book would have been merely excellent. Now it is essential." ­Ted Widmer, author, Martin Van Buren and editor, the Library of America's American Speeches

"It's a different kind of music book, focusing on movements and eras rather than cataloging artists, unfolding with a remarkable number of details that you never knew you wanted to know. And like the living cultural stew of its subject, it's an energetic and fascinating read, never a dusty history lesson. Sublette, who drew raves for "Cuba and Its Music," has produced another important resource - and the best argument yet for why we need to save New Orleans." – Boston Globe

Ned Sublette is a musician, songwriter, and historian. He is the cofounder of the Cuban music label Qbadisc and former coproducer of public radio's Afropop Worldwide. He has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and a fellow at the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers. He is the author of Cuba and its Music.

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