Benjamin Meiners is a graduate student in English and American Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on 19th-century American literature and culture, feminist theory, and queer theory.
Bourbon Street: A History takes a single street as its focus to reveal the multiple overlaps and interrelations of different cultures and different histories. This method has its costs, at times exchanging topical breadth for depth.
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