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Just How French is New Orleans?

In her new book The Story of French New Orleans: History of a Creole City Dianne Guenin-Lelle seeks to answer the question “Why is New Orleans considered a French city?” While it may seem obvious to anyone who has walked the streets of the French Quarter, there is actually a lot to unpack within the question. In the preface, Guenin-Lelle allows that New Orleans does not offer easy answers to

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