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Empire of Sin: a Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans



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Author
Krist, Gary
Descriptors
Crime
Jazz
Nonfiction
Prostitution
Location/Setting:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Time Period:
1890s
1900s
1910s
1920s
1930s
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Summary
Krist recounts the history of Storyville, the area of New Orleans that was home to vice during the 1890's through 1920's, and the battles that Reformers engaged in trying to shut it down.
Critique
Engrossing read that expertly ties together the stories of prostitution, jazz and crime.
ISBN
9780770437060
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# of Pages
416
Published
2014
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Reviewer's Initials: SJH


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