Empire of sin: a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans

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"From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world"--
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subject_facet Anderson, Thomas Charles, -- 1858-1931, Corruption -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, Crime -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV), Jazz -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, Murder -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 20th century, New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban, Sex customs -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, Storyville (New Orleans, La.) -- History -- 20th century, Storyville (New Orleans, La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century, TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
table_of_contents PART ONE. The War Begins, 1890-1891 -- Going Respectable -- The Sodom of the South -- The First Casualty -- Retribution -- PART TWO. Drawing Boundaries, Mid-1890s-1907 -- A Sporting Man -- New Sounds -- Desperado -- Storyville Rising -- Jazzmen -- The Sin Factory -- PART THREE. Battlegrounds of Sin, 1907-1917 -- The Black Hand -- A Reawakening -- An Incident on Franklin Street -- Hard Times -- The New Prohibitionists -- PART FOUR. Twilight of the Demimonde, 1917-1920 -- Exodus -- A Killer in the Night -- "Almost As if He Had Wings" -- The Axman's Jazz -- The End of an Empire -- The Soiled Phoenix -- AFTERWORD: Who Was the Axman?
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title Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
title_display Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
title_full Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans / Gary Krist, Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans [electronic resource] / Gary Krist
title_short Empire of sin :
title_sort empire of sin a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern new orleans
title_sub a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
topic Anderson, Thomas Charles, 1858-1931, Corruption Louisiana New Orleans History 20th century, Crime Louisiana New Orleans History 20th century, HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV), Jazz Social aspects Louisiana New Orleans History 20th century, Murder Louisiana New Orleans History 20th century, New Orleans (La.) History 20th century, New Orleans (La.) Social conditions 20th century, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban, Sex customs Louisiana New Orleans History 20th century, Storyville (New Orleans, La.) History 20th century, Storyville (New Orleans, La.) Social conditions 20th century, TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
topic_facet Anderson, Thomas Charles, Corruption, Crime, HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV), History, Jazz, Murder, Sex customs, Social aspects, Social conditions