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  • Publisher : A John Scognamiglio Book
  • Release : 31 May 2022
  • ISBN : 9781496738172
  • Page : 354 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 6 voters

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Set against the backdrop of the first all-female Mardi Gras krewe at the turn-of-the-century, the acclaimed author’s mesmerizing historical novel tells of two strangers separated by background but bound by an unexpected secret—and of the strength and courage women draw from and inspire in each other. “An undercurrent of New Orleans’s dark side propels the story, heightening the tension and supplying McPhail with a wealth of evocative details.” – Publishers Weekly The year 1900 ushers in a new century and the promise of social change, and women rise together toward equality. Yet rules and restrictions remain, especially for women like Alice Butterworth, whose husband has abruptly disappeared. Desperate to make a living for herself and the child she carries, Alice leaves the bitter cold of Chicago far behind, offering sewing lessons at a New Orleans orphanage. Constance Halstead, a young widow reeling with shock under the threat of her late husband’s gambling debts, has thrown herself into charitable work. Meeting Alice at the orphanage, she offers lodging in exchange for Alice’s help creating a gown for the Leap Year ball of Les Mysterieuses, the first all‐female krewe of Mardi Gras. During Leap Years, women have the rare opportunity to take control in their interactions with men, and upend social convention. Piece by piece, the breathtaking gown takes shape, becoming a symbol of strength for both women, reflecting their progress toward greater independence. But Constance carries a burden that makes it impossible to feel truly free. Her husband, Benton, whose death remains a dangerous mystery, was deep in debt to the Black Hand, the vicious gangsters who controled New Orleans’ notorious Storyville district. Benton’s death has not satisfied them. And as the Mardi Gras festivities reach their fruition, a secret emerges that will cement the bond between Alice and Constance even as it threatens the lives they’re building . . .

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The Seamstress of New Orleans

The Seamstress of New Orleans
  • Author : Diane C. McPhail
  • Publisher : A John Scognamiglio Book
  • Release Date : 2022-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781496738172
GET THIS BOOKThe Seamstress of New Orleans

Set against the backdrop of the first all-female Mardi Gras krewe at the turn-of-the-century, the acclaimed author’s mesmerizing historical novel tells of two strangers separated by background but bound by an unexpected secret—and of the strength and courage women draw from and inspire in each other. “An undercurrent of New Orleans’s dark side propels the story, heightening the tension and supplying McPhail with a wealth of evocative details.” – Publishers Weekly The year 1900 ushers in a new century

The Seamstress of New Orleans

The Seamstress of New Orleans
  • Author : Diane C. McPhail
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2023-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781496738165
GET THIS BOOKThe Seamstress of New Orleans

Set against the backdrop of the first all-female Mardi Gras krewe at the turn-of-the-century, the acclaimed author’s mesmerizing historical novel tells of two strangers separated by background but bound by an unexpected secret—and of the strength and courage women draw from and inspire in each other. “An undercurrent of New Orleans’s dark side propels the story, heightening the tension and supplying McPhail with a wealth of evocative details.” – Publishers Weekly The year 1900 ushers in a new century

Spooky New Orleans

Spooky New Orleans
  • Author : S. E. Schlosser
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781493019199
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Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences under the New Orleans skies. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.

The Tramp at Home

The Tramp at Home
  • Author : Lee Meriwether
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Hearings on the Aldrich Bill, Senate No. 3023

Hearings on the Aldrich Bill, Senate No. 3023
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1908
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HX7E64
GET THIS BOOKHearings on the Aldrich Bill, Senate No. 3023

Hearings and Arguments Before the Committee on Banking and Currency of the House of Representatives on Senate Bill No. 3023, an Act to Amend the National Banking Laws (so-called the Aldrich Bill). Sixtieth Congress, 1907-8

Hearings and Arguments Before the Committee on Banking and Currency of the House of Representatives on Senate Bill No. 3023, an Act to Amend the National Banking Laws (so-called the Aldrich Bill). Sixtieth Congress, 1907-8
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1908
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HX7DVL
GET THIS BOOKHearings and Arguments Before the Committee on Banking and Currency of the House of Representatives on Senate Bill No. 3023, an Act to Amend the National Banking Laws (so-called the Aldrich Bill). Sixtieth Congress, 1907-8

The Seamstress

The Seamstress
  • Author : Frances de Pontes Peebles
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781408816950
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Emília and Luzia dos Santos, orphaned when they are children, grow up under the protection of their aunt in the hillside village of Taquaritinga, Brazil. Raised as seamstresses, the sisters learn how to cut, how to mend and how to conceal. Emília treasures pretty, girlish things and longs to escape from the confines of the little town. Captivated by the romances she reads in magazines, she dreams of finding love in the bustle and glamour of the city.

The Abolitionist's Daughter

The Abolitionist's Daughter
  • Author : Diane C. McPhail
  • Publisher : A John Scognamiglio Book
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781496720320
GET THIS BOOKThe Abolitionist's Daughter

In her sweeping debut, Diane C. McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history—Southern Abolitionists—and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free. One, a woman

Facts about the Public Schools of New Orleans in Relation to Vocation

Facts about the Public Schools of New Orleans in Relation to Vocation
  • Author : New Orleans (La.). Department of Superintendence. Division of Educational Research
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1914
  • ISBN : UOM:39015069248220
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The History of Black Business in America

The History of Black Business in America
  • Author : Juliet E. K. Walker
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780807832417
GET THIS BOOKThe History of Black Business in America

In this wide-ranging study Stephen Foster explores Puritanism in England and America from its roots in the Elizabethan era to the end of the seventeenth century. Focusing on Puritanism as a cultural and political phenomenon as well as a religious movement, Foster addresses parallel developments on both sides of the Atlantic and firmly embeds New England Puritanism within its English context. He provides not only an elaborate critque of current interpretations of Puritan ideology but also an original and insightful

Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow

Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow
  • Author : Eleanor Alexander
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2001-09
  • ISBN : 9780814706961
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On February 10th, 1906, Alice Ruth Moore, estranged wife of renowned poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, opened her newspaper to learn of her husband's death the day before. This work traces the tempestuous romance of America's most noted African American literary couple, drawing on a variety of resources.

The Seamstress of New Orleans

The Seamstress of New Orleans
  • Author : Diane C McPhail
  • Publisher : Platinum Spotlight Series
  • Release Date : 2022-09
  • ISBN : 1638084408
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The year 1900 ushers in a new century and the promise of social change, and women rise together toward equality. Yet rules and restrictions remain, especially for women like Alice Butterworth, whose husband has abruptly disappeared. Desperate to make a living for herself and the child she carries, Alice leaves the bitter cold of Chicago far behind, offering sewing lessons at a New Orleans orphanage.

Unheard Voices

Unheard Voices
  • Author : Anne Firor Scott
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • ISBN : 0813914337
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In this collective biography one of the preeminent historians of her generation retrieves the work and lives of the few who preceded her in writing the history of women in the South.

Mansion of Compassion

Mansion of Compassion
  • Author : Kenneth Berryhill
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781483679938
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Mansions of Compassion Two a half years in its creation, my novel, Mansions of Compassion, is set in pre and post Civil War years in and about New Orleans, Louisiana. In New Orleans, on a bay inlet peninsula, was once a flourishing hotel, The French Quarter, resort that hosted the elite of society men and women of southern grace and charm. The water inlet, known to native Frenchmen and well-to-do alike is simply, The Chateau. The Chateau Laurent, with its

Report of the Sanitary Commission of New Orleans on the Epidemic Yellow Fever of 1853

Report of the Sanitary Commission of New Orleans on the Epidemic Yellow Fever of 1853
  • Author : New Orleans (La.). Sanitary Commission
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1854
  • ISBN : STANFORD:24504240883
GET THIS BOOKReport of the Sanitary Commission of New Orleans on the Epidemic Yellow Fever of 1853