New Orleans

New Orleans is a port city on the Mississippi river in the state of Louisiana in the southern United States. During the War of 1812, it was the site of the Battle of New Orleans, during which British forces attempted to capture the city. Prior to the American Civil War of 1861–65, the city was a center of the slave trade. On 30 July 1866, the New Orleans Massacre took place as white Democrats attacked a demonstration of predominantly African-American Republicans. The city suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The city is known for its French, Spanish, Creole, and African American influences, annual Mardi Gras celebration, and Cajun cuisine. It is commonly known as the birthplace of jazz.

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Coordinates

Latitude: 29.949824903334
Longitude: -90.070424079895

Timeline of Events Associated with New Orleans

Date Event Manage
29 Aug 1833

Slavery Abolition Act

British Coat of ArmsThe Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 received the Royal Assent (which means it became law) on 29 August 1833. The Act outlawed slavery throughout the British Empire; Britain’s colonial slaves were officially emancipated on 1 August 1834 when the law came into force, although most entered a form of obligatory apprenticeship that ended in 1840. Image: The Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Image: the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Articles

Elsie B. Michie, "On the Sacramental Test Act, the Catholic Relief Act, the Slavery Abolition Act, and the Factory Act"

Sarah Winter, “On the Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica and the Governor Eyre-George William Gordon Controversy, 1865-70″