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Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans
Emily Epstein Landau introduces the world of segregated prostitution and vice in tum-of-the-twentieth-century New Orleans through the recollections of the musicians who worked in Storyville. Landau then steps back into the history of the city, its reputation for vice, and its long-standing tradition of choosing economic growth over moral purity.
The creation of Storyville, she argues, "amplified" rather than produced "[t]he city's reputation for decadence and moral deterioration" pp. Storyville repackaged and capitalized on the city's racialized past. Landau focuses on the codification of racial boundaries around identities of blackness and whiteness in the late nineteenth century, the same moment that Storyville's reputation came to rest on the octoroon light-skinned, racially mixed prostitute.
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