How Did New Orleans Become New Orleans? (Part Two) with Dr. Kathryn Olivarius Image

How Did New Orleans Become New Orleans? (Part Two) with Dr. Kathryn Olivarius

18 May 2023 - 53 mins explicit
Podcast Series Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

New Orleans was one of America’s most important cities in the early 1800s. It was also one of the most deadly. This week, to mark the new season of Queer Eye, we’re exploring New Orleans history with Dr. Kathryn Olivarius in a special two-part episode. Today, we’re learning about yellow fever’s grip on the city—and what this illness revealed about power and politics in New Orleans.

Haven’t listened to part one yet? Check it out here to learn more about New Orleans history.

A note from the team: this episode discusses enslavement and graphic descriptions of illness.

Kathryn Olivarius is a prizewinning historian of slavery, medicine, and disease. She is Assistant Professor of History at Sta...

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