Index
Note: Page numbers in italics indicate
figures.
“About New Orleans,” 106
“African American Legacy Heritage Tour,”
122
African American Museum (St. Martin-
ville, Louisiana), 122
African Americans in New Orleans: ab-
sence in tourism narrative of, 1–3, 6–16,
36–44, 143–47; black heritage tourism
and, 92–126; Creole identity and, 49–52;
dominance in service industry of, 8,
13–16; Le Monde Créole French Quarter
Courtyard Tour and, 53–61, 73–91;
minimization in historical analysis of,
41–44; multicultural New Orleans image
and, 45–52; post-Katrina marginalization
of, 15–16, 127–57, 149; racial geography
of, 17–23
African heritage, jazz funerals and, 114
Africansinlouisiana.com, 119–20
Afro-Catholicism, 83, 112, 192n69
Afro-Creole identity, 48–52
Airboat Adventures, 131
American Indians, Creole identity and,
48–52
antebellum era: black heritage counternar-
rative of, 111–17; dominance in history
of New Orleans of, 34–44; in tourism
narrative of New Orleans, 8–16, 31
anti-Semitism in New Orleans, 90
Archinard, Desirée, 63, 64
Armstrong, Louis, 29–30, 110
Arts Council of New Orleans, 45
Arts Tourism Partnership, 45
Austin, J. L., 194n2
authenticity, in tourism narratives, 175n1
Authentic New Orleans (Gotham), 34
Barker, Danny, 114
Barry, John, 139
Barthelemey, Sidney, 19, 103
Beaumont, Gustave de, 44
Black Code of Louisiana, 37
black cultural production: commodifi-
cation of, 13–16; desire and disaster
in, 6–16; global media’s influence on,
176n13; neglect of, 29–31; in post-Katrina
era, 158–73; race and class inequality leg-
acies in, 8–16; tourism industry and, 5–6
black heritage literature, 115
“Black Heritage of New Orleans,” 104
black heritage tourism: countermemory in,
194n1; counternarratives of resistance
and, 92–126; cultural tourism initiative
and, 45–52; emergence in New Orleans
of, 8–16; “essence” of, 97–102; historical
evolution of, 200n91; lack of institutional
support for, 80–81; Le Monde Créole
French Quarter Courtyard Tour and,
60–61; marketing difficulties for, 122–26,
154–57; multicultural New Orleans,
44–52; neglect of, 28–31; in post-Katrina
era, 152, 154–57; segregation and, 102–17;
tropes and triumphs in, 117–26
black middle class: collapse of, 19–23;
post-Katrina decimation of, 15–16
Black Power movement, 181n19
Blight, David, 128
bp oil spill, 159, 168–70
Branley, Edward, 34–35
Bridges, Ruby, 44
Briggs, Laura, 147
Bush, George W., 15–16, 143, 178n32
Cajun Encounters Tours, 131–36, 204n35
Cajun history: in black heritage sources,
115–17; online promotion of, 48–52
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