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My Passage at the New Orleans Tribune: A Memoir of the Civil War Eraby Houzeau, Jean-Charles
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Retail Price: $15.95
Issue: Summer 2001
A Belgian naturalist and political activist, Jean-Charles Houzeau came to New Orleans in 1857. In this memoir, to which David C. Rankin has contributed a substantial introduction, Houzeau recalls his editorship between 1864-68 of the New Orleans Tribune, a black daily that published in English and French. Houzeau describes the infamous July 1866 riot, and analyzes Louisiana?s black Creole elite and the failure of Reconstruction in Louisiana.