Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Third Reconstruction?
Against The Current vol. 144

Morrison, Derrick

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13593

When Union Army troops under the command of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler entered and occupied New Orleans in April of 1862, so began the first Reconstruction of the city and the state of Louisiana. The rise and then the defeat of the historic democratic struggle known as the first Reconstruction — discussed in the accompanying sidebar [as well as reviews by Robert Caldwell and Jim Toweill elsewhere in this issue] — sets the context in which we find today’s New Orleans, four years after the levee collapse.

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