Princeton University Library Catalog

An untractable country : the history of the city of Kenner, Louisiana / Craig A. Bauer.

Author:
Bauer, Craig A. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Lafayette, LA : University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xiii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"Primarily known as a suburban community where the New Orleans Armstrong International Airport is located, Kenner, Louisiana, ... has experienced a transition from the primitive native hunting grounds of its first residents to one of Louisiana's largest cities. This three-hundred year historical metamorphosis falls into several phases or periods, including the early periods of Indian settlement and European exploration when the area was known as Cannes Brûlées (Burnt Canes). Through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Kenner transformed from the vast sugar plantations to smaller 'truck farms' producing a vast amount of vegetables for both local and national consumption. Kenner's rapid postwar growth into a modern suburban community mirrored that of communities around the country during the postwar period when tens of thousands of war veterans and their new families looked to the suburbs of major cities as sources of new modern housing for their families. Once labeled by the French explorer Iberville as an 'Untractable Country,' Kenner today ranks as Louisiana's sixth largest city"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-311) and index.
Contents:
Cannes Brûlées -- William Kenner, Oakland Plantation, and slave rebellion -- Kennerville -- War and occupation -- After the war -- Ugly tensions and violent vigilantism -- "A parasite to the rest of the parish" -- Rebirth -- Maturing as a municipality -- MSY-Kenner takes to the air -- Suburban metamorphosis -- "This wasn't an act of God. It was an act of stupidity." -- Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Subject(s):
Kenner (La.)History [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9781935754848 ((alk. paper))
  • 193575484X ((alk. paper))
LCCN:
2016024824
OCLC:
951465434
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