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While New Orleans is recognized the world over for the French Quarter and Mardi Gras, Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans, is not as well known. However, Metairie does have a rich history all its own. What was once described two centuries ago as “a tongue of land to lend pasturage” has become the second largest unincorporated city in the nation. Paperback.
Inspired by John Chase’s Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, this funny and informative book narrates the history of Jefferson Parish through its street names. The guide explains the significance of each appellation, along with the reasons why real estate developers chose them.
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Mississippi River Country Tales is a fast-paced, easy to read history that covers everything from the early conquistadors and the first Mardi Gras to Fannie Lou Hamer and Archie Manning, and covers the geographic region from Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana. Paperback.
Between the years of 1862 and 1864, Mississippi was the site of such conflicts as the Battle of Corinth and the Siege of Vicksburg. This history book covers the fourteen major skirmishes that took place within the Magnolia State during the Civil War and offers a detailed description of each location’s current state of preservation. The maintenance of these sites are necessary to memorialize the more than 80,000 forgotten men who fought in these battles.
In the Twin Territories, as Oklahoma was known before statehood, renegades roamed, and attempted to rule, the land. Famous lawmen like Bill Tilghman, Heck Thomas, and Chris Madsen and infamous outlaws, including the Dalton and Bill Cook gangs, have been the topics of many books, documentaries, and magazine articles. Other lesser-known characters from Oklahoma’s past have received little, if any attention—until now.
Once again, Louise Littleton Davis has produced from her store of knowledge and understanding of Tennessee history a collection of engrossing stories about the people and events that went into the making of that great state. This book spans two centuries, from pre-Revolutionary days into the 1800s.
From his birth to a destitute family in 1809 to his assassination while serving as president of the United States of America in 1865, Abraham Lincoln’s intriguing life is illustrated in this pictorial biography. While many of his actions, including his decision to declare war on the South, are still the subject of debate, Lincoln had an exceptional influence on the history of the United States.
This innovative guidebook and journal—part of a new series—encourages young visitors to record a personal account of their impressions of their visit to this famous Civil War battlefield, creating a keepsake to memorialize the trip. It includes built-in pockets for postcards, brochures, maps, and ticket stubs, as well as crossword puzzles, word scrambles, and other fun activities.
The Napoleon House has seduced New Orleans visitors and locals for generations and become a favorite destination for all connoisseurs of atmosphere. In lyrical prose and luminous photographs, Mikko Macchione and Kerri McCaffety tell its story.
After Napoleon Bonaparte’s final exile to the island of St. Helena, his once-unsurpassed army and loyal soldiers were left leaderless. Threatened by the victorious Bourbons, the soldiers turned to the New World as a place of refuge and hope.
In Nashville Tales, her third volume of Tennessee historical tales, the author tracks those bold early adventurers who were bent on seeking personal fame and fortune. These courageous, and often flamboyant, individuals carved the modern state along their way.
Nathan Bedford Forrest’s astounding military abilities, passionate temperament, and tactical ingenuity on the battlefield have earned the respect of Civil War scholars and military leaders alike. He was a man who stirred the most extreme emotions among his followers and his enemies, and his name continues to inspire controversy.
Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Escort and Staff reveals the symbiotic relationship between Forrest and his men, and how their unusual abilities as fighters, thinkers, and leaders made for a team of men who formed a unique brotherhood that lasted long after the war. A testament to their loyalty is the fact that the escort is the only Confederate unit whose numbers were greater when they surrendered than when the unit was organized.
In her new and timely addition of her popular series, Mary Lou Widmer reminds us of turn-of-the-century life in New Orleans. Modern conveniences such as electric lighting, indoor plumbing, telephones, and gas for cooking and heating civilized life, while the electric iron proved to be a housewife’s dream come true. In an effort to build affordable housing for disadvantaged European immigrants, New Orleans architecture saw the birth of the shotgun house.
Originally published in 1971, this book was hailed as the most comprehensive collection of photos, paintings, and drawings documenting the history, development, and customs of the city of New Orleans that has ever been produced. From La Salle’s claim of the Louisiana territory in the name of France in 1682 to the decisive Battle of New Orleans in 1815 to the rapid growth of the mid- to late-nineteenth century, historian Leonard V. Huber provides a chronological study of this unforgettable city that is both extensive and educational.
The most interesting period in the history of New Orleans is that included in the first four decades of the nineteenth century. During these years, the city emerged from the status of a small town which, for nearly a century, had been neglected by both France and Spain. Subjected to the whims of foreign masters, a pawn of the politics of a war-torn Europe, New Orleans before the Purchase although the capital of a vast empire, was never much more than a village. But when it became a part of the United States, New Orleans soon grew into a metropolis that attracted the attention not only of the Nation, but of the world.
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