Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Imagining the Atlantic World and Colonial North America circa 1730

Robert de Vaugondy map of North America originally drawn ca. 1730 via Voyager Antique Maps (sorry, this item is sold!)
How was being wedged between empires responsible for making New Orleans a liminal place?

Abbé Antoine-Francois Prévost's Manon Lescaut (1731)

What was "disorder" and why were people so worried about it in France?

We could also begin to construct a list of the ways in which New Orleans constituted the "modern," and by extension, "dangerous."

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