Cowbellion: The Origins of America's Mardi Gras by Ann Pond

By Ann Pond

Cowbellion” follows the Krafft relatives in antebellum Pennsylvania, cellular and New Orleans, revealing how the 1st mystic parades and the 1st Mardi Gras celebrations in the US arose from the realm of slavery, cotton agents, steamboats and yellow fever, the place American traditions collided with the Creole international within the city ports of the Deep South.

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