4-6 page essay on The Last Madam.
In the last quote of the book, Norma Wallace sums up what she thought of her life: â€œYou know, in another life, I might have been a captain of industry. What the hellâ€”maybe I was.â€ What are the factors about New Orleans and Louisiana society and politics that made her so successful for so long? (consult chapters 12-14 to see what these factors are) Include specific examples of the ways in which Wallace maintained control of her business, and, in some sense, some of the elected officials in New Orleans. What factors in the cityâ€™s politics and society made it possible to finally shut her down? What does the success of her business say about the â€œcodeâ€ among the upper classes in New Orleans regarding their public and private lives? Finally, what does Wallaceâ€™s life tell us about the â€œexpectedâ€ and â€œactualâ€ role of women in New Orleans, and in general from the 1920s to the 1960s? (4-6 pages, double spaced, standard margin, 12 font).
Please include examples from The Last Madam, as well as from the textbook. This is required. You are not allowed to use any other sources on this paper. And address your essay to the questions asked. Due April 10