The hated intruders had forced the city to submit and haul down its emblems. There was tension in the streets. Women of the city scoffed and spat in defiance — until the Union occupiers issued a proclamation.
"New Orleans Seethed Under Union Occupation. Then Rude Women Were Warned They'd Be Treated as Whores." is from the May 19, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael E. Ruane and narrated by Jill Melancon.