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The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865-1920

by Long, Alecia P.
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Retail Price: $39.95
Issue: Fall 2004
ISBN: 0807129321

Alecia P. Long, a historian at the Louisiana State Museum, has written a study examining the sexual culture and industry of New Orleans during the years of Reconstruction and the beginning of Segregation. Long traces this story through Louisiana Supreme Court cases revealing famous and obscure individuals involved in the transformation.

review of The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865-1920, by Long, Alecia P., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2004).