All on a Mardi Gras Day: Episodes in the History of New Orleans Carnival
Episodes in the History of New Orleans Carnival
With this colorful study, Reid Mitchell takes us to Mardi Gras--to a yearly ritual that sweeps the richly multicultural city of New Orleans into a frenzy of parades, pageantry, dance, drunkenness, music, sexual display, and social and political bombast. Mitchell tells us some of the most intriguing stories of Carnival since 1804 and he examines the meaning and messages of Mardi Gras.
Reid Mitchell is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.