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Dinner and a Lecture

Brian Altobello
Whiskey, Wo
men and War:
How the Great War Shap
ed Jim Crow New Orleans

Tuesday, 30 August 2022
tails at 6pm
Dinner t
o follow at 6:30

Bosco's Italian Cafe
2040 Highway 59


Reservations are now closed for this event. 

Our Speaker
Brian Altobello

Brian Altobello is a lifelong resident of New Orleans with both undergraduate and masters degrees in US History from LSU. He taught US History for 29 years. For the past five years Brian has been researching and writing his groundbreaking book on New Orleans. Join OMHA as he presents, “Women, Whiskey and War: How the Great War Shaped Jim Crow New Orleans,” a publication of the University Press of Mississippi. The book is a fascinating exploration of a seminal moment in New Orleans history. Though the US involvement in the First World War spanned a period of less than two years, it was a turning point where a number of historic trajectories converged to set the course for the future of New Orleans, the ramifications of which still shape our lives.

Selected Publications: 

  • Whiskey, Women, and War: How the Great War Shaped Jim Crow New Orleans (Univ Press of Miss), Aug 2021

  • Into the Shadows Furious: The Brutal Battle for New Georgia (Presidio Press), Dec 2000

  • New Orleans Goes to War, 1941-1945 (self published)

  • "New Orleanian Edgar Bouligny" New Orleans Magazine, Oct 2017

  • "Carrie Nation Invades New Orleans" 64 Parishes, LA Endowment for the Humanities quarterly, Summer 2022


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