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Much has been written on what happened in the several Southern states during the Reconstruction but very little has been done on the changes that took place after the Democrats ousted the Republicans from control. Reconstruction in Louisiana lasted longer than in any other state . . . Louisiana had suffered for fourteen years preceding 1876 when the courage and tact of Francis T. Nicholls drove the carpet-bag government from the state. . . . Paperback.
Louisiana culture comes alive! An in-depth discussion of Louisiana and the forces that have shaped it characterizes Louisiana: The Land and Its People. Hardcover.
Ideal for classroom use (a teacher’s guide is also available), Louisiana: The Land and Its People is much more than a textbook. Its detailed discussion of the factors that have molded the state provides insights into current issues and solutions. Paperback.
Ideal for classroom use (a teacher’s guide is also available), Louisiana: The Land and Its People is much more than a textbook. Its detailed discussion of the factors that have molded the state provides insights into current issues and solutions. Everyone interested in understanding Louisiana both today and yesterday will benefit from reading this book. Hardcover.
Louisiana’s history is explored in this carefully researched textbook, tracing the Pelican State from the native Houma and Caddo Indians, through the Civil War and Reconstruction. An in-depth discussion of Louisiana and the forces that have shaped it characterize the 560-page volume, including more than 200 photographs and illustrations and 65 maps, which complement the comprehensive text and encourage the reader to delve further into the background on Louisiana its people.
Magnolia Mound, situated on a ridge overlooking the meandering Mississippi River, stands as Baton Rouge’s most notable eighteenth-century structure. This volume, researched and written under the direction of the Magnolia Mound Board of Trustees, traces the origin and development of this splendid Creole raised cottage, providing an intimate look at plantation life and the economic system that supported it. Paperback.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is an annual explosion of tumultuous celebration. It began among the French Creoles of New Orleans, and after the Civil War developed into a city-wide event with the visit of the Russian Grand Duke Alexis in 1870. Paperback.
In this pictorial study, the author recounts the history of Carnival in New Orleans, bringing to life in photographs and in text the color, the pulse, and the pageantry that have earned for this annual extravaganza the distinction as “the greatest free show on earth!”
This extravagantly illustrated volume from a well-respected New Orleans expert covers such topics as the place of the old-line krewes in the evolution of Mardi Gras, women’s groups, flambeaux, the Carnival foods, and more. Even with its loyalty to tradition, Carnival in New Orleans has changed dramatically since the 1980s. Terms such as Lundi Gras, Muses, Krewe d’Etat, and Orpheus are now part of the lexicon, while krewe names such as Venus, Mecca, and Freret survive only in trivia conversations and historical records. Fascinating and intimate, this book seamlessly intertwines the past with the present. The rich flavors of New Orleans—cultural and culinary—dance on every page of this handsome book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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