Did you know “during the first half of the 19th century, New Orleans became the United States’ wealthiest and third-largest city. Its port shipped the produce of much of the nation’s interior to the Caribbean, South America and Europe. Thousands of slaves were sold in its markets, but its free black community thrived. Until 1830, the majority of its residents still spoke French.” — history.com
New Orleans also endured a “devastating yellow fever outbreak” during the same century. As a result, I wonder to what extent did the city shelter in place amid the epidemic.
New Orleans, Louisiana pre-Katrina