Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Hispanic and Latino New Orleans: Immigration and Identity Since the 18th Century Book Release

January 22nd, 2016
4:00 PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

A book release for Hispanic and Latino New Orleans: Immigration and Identity Since the 18th Century by Andrew Slutter, Case Watkings, James P. Chaney, and Annie Gibson will be held Friday, January 22 at 4 PM.

Book Description: Often overlooked in historical studies of New Orleans, the city’s Hispanic and Latino populations have contributed significantly to its development. This book offers the first scholarly study of these communities in the Crescent City, exploring the evolving role of Hispanics and Latinos in shaping the city’s unique cultural identity but also revealing how their history informs the ongoing national debate about immigration. Combing accessible historical narrative, interviews, and maps that illustrate changing residential geographies, this book is a landmark study of the political, economic, and cultural networks that have produced these diverse communities in one the the country’s most distinctive cities.

General Latin America + People
Oliver Houck
Professor - Law