Chapter 6: Lecture: Populating the Landscape, Part I: the 1700s-1800s

Having "formed," "settled," and "urbanized" the landscape into a cityscape, now we focus on how humans distribute themselves across it, in the form of residential settlement patters. We begin with the general principles on social areas of cities and a discussion of the geographies of nuisances, amenities, and hazards. We next investigate the complex historical ethnic/racial geographies of New Orleans, including Creolism, "back alley" patterns, the geography of slavery, and the formation of ethnic enclaves and cityscapes