Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or simply Carnival, the Stone Center Library has plenty of resources for those of you interested in learning more about New Orleans culture on this widespread day of celebration. For instance, check out the following titles:
- Creoles of color of the Gulf South. 1996. edited by James H. Dormon.
- Creole : the history and legacy of Louisiana’s free people of color. 2000. edited by Sybil Kein.
- All saints : new and selected poems. 1997. Brenda Marie Osbey.
- Revolution, romanticism, and the Afro-Creole protest tradition in Louisiana, 1718-1868. 1997. Caryn Cossé Bell.
- The myth of New Orleans in literature : dialogues of race and gender. 1993. Violet Harrington Bryan.
- The world that made New Orleans : from Spanish silver to Congo Square. 2008. Ned Sublette.
- Bounded lives, bounded places : free Black society in colonial New Orleans, 1769-1803. 1997. Kimberly S. Hanger.
- Exiles at home : the struggle to become American in Creole New Orleans. 2009. Shirley Elizabeth Thompson.
- Songs of the new South : writing contemporary Louisiana. 2001. edited by Suzanne Disheroon Green and Lisa Abney ; foreword by Moira Crone.
- Look and leave : photographs and stories from New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward. 2009. by Jane Fulton Alt ; introduction by Michael A. Weinstein.
- Floodlines : community and resistance from Katrina to the Jena six. 2010. Jordan Flaherty.
- The Spiritual churches of New Orleans : origins, beliefs, and rituals of an African-American religion. 1991. Claude F. Jacobs and Andrew J. Kaslow.
This list is just a sampling of the Library’s offerings. If you’re interested in further research, we’re happy to help – just come by our reference desk (library hours are posted here), chat with us online (buddy name: StoneCenterRef), or contact us via phone or email! The Stone Center Library is located on the third floor of the Stone Center in Room 310. The Stone Center is adjacent to the Bell Tower and near the Coker Science Complex.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!