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Synopsis: LOUISIANA: The First 300 Years, back on the bookshelves for the first time since Katrina, begins with civilization of the Indians who lived in what is noW Louisiana before the white man came. It traces the discovery, exploration, and control of the state by France and Spain and finally by the United States.
In pictures and text, events come to life from the triumphs of Bernardo Galvez in the Revolutionary War, through Andrew Jackson's victory in the Battle of New Orleans and the campaign of Huey Long for control of the state, to the end of the 20th century.
Meticulously researched, this book is a must for every librarian, teacher, student, tourist, tour guide, and history buff. Written by Joan Garvey and Mary Lou Widmer, teachers, historians, and authors of the BEAUTIFUL CRESCENT, A History of New Orleans. Published by Garmer Press.
From the Back Cover:
Louisiana, The First 300 Years begins with the formation of the land and the civilization of the Indians who dwelt in what is now Louisiana 1000 years before the rise of ancient Greece.
Discovery and exploration led to control of Louisiana by France and Spain and finally by the United States, as its status changed from a colony to a privately owned company and finally to a state of the Union.
In pictures and text, revolutions and battles come to life, from the triumphs of the colorful Governor Bernardo de Gï¿½lvez in the Revolutionary War, through Andrew Jackson's victory in the Battle of New Orleans, to the legal battle of Huey P. Long with the Standard Oil Company
The text traces the immigration of Germans, Acadians, Islenos, Haitians and others seeking freedom and the bounty of Louisiana's natural resources. Rare and unusual illustrations capture poignant moments in the state's development like the forced emigration of the Acadians from their native land and the integration of a small black girl into an all-white school in 1960 in New Orleans.
Meticulously researched, this easy-reading history of Louisiana is a must for every librarian, tourist, tour guide, teacher, student and Louisiana history buff.
Title: Louisiana: The First 300 years
Publisher: Garmer Press
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Perfect Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Garmer Press, 2001. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0961296046I3N00
Book Description Garmer, New Orleans,LA, 2001. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Printing. Trade Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 028175