Louisiana- Yesterday & Today

ISBN: 807118931; Author: Wildes, John et al; Publisher: LSU Press; Format: Paperback; A richly detailed guided tour of Louisiana's history evoking the special romantic place that the state seems to occupy in the American imagination. Written by three Louisiana journalists who leave no stone unturned as they investigate the stories behind Louisiana's natives, the Louisiana Purchase, the Battle of New Orleans, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the rise of Huey P. Long--not to mention pirate Jean Lafitte and voodoo queen Marie Laveau. The legendary Cajun and Creole heritage of the 64 parishes is vividly portrayed as well as more common topics of population, economy, culture, and noteworthy tourist attractions. Includes photographs. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or


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