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Atkinson, Connie

Second Advisor

Cassimere, Raphael

Third Advisor

Mitchell, Mary N.


Although New Orleans culture has been a popular subject for historians due to its ethnic diversity and multiculturalism, certain groups have been ignored in the city's vast historiography. Such is the case of Hispanics, who have been present for most of the city's history. This study recovers a portion of that lost Hispanic history through analysis of Spanish-language newspapers published in New Orleans throughout the nineteenth century. One of these newspapers, El Moro de Paz, was published with the goal of encouraging the advancement of trade relationships between Louisiana and Latin America. A study of El Moro de Paz and its Spanish-born publisher could contribute to an understanding of the role that New Orleans played in the emergence of the New South after the Civil


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