Empire of Sin

Empire of Sin

A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Large Print - 2015
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A Publishers Weekly Top 10 History PickEmpire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-year war against itself, pitting the city's elite "better half" against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early 20th-century battle centers on Tom Anderson, the czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts on all sides.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2015, ©2014.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410474872
Branch Call Number: LPE 976. 335061 AND K
Characteristics: 699 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits.


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Mar 18, 2016

It's interesting how much the forces for law and order were about keeping a Jim Crow "order" among the races.

opiedog Jan 26, 2015

Pgs 80

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