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  • An Absolute Massacreby Jr. James G. Hollandsworth

    LSU Press 2004; US$ 21.95

    In the summer of 1866, racial tensions ran high in Louisiana as a constitutional convention considered disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters pushed through an angry throng of hostile whites. Words were exchanged, shots rang out, and within minutes a riot erupted with unrestrained... more...

  • Along the River Roadby Mary Ann Sternberg

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked... more...

  • Always the Underdogby Keagan LeJeune

    University of North Texas Press 2010; US$ 23.96

    Louisiana?s Neutral Strip, an area of pine forests, squats between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers on the border of East Texas. Originally a lawless buffer zone between Spain and the United States, its hardy residents formed tight-knit communities for protection and developed a reliance on self, kin, and neighbor. In the early 1900s, the timber boom... more...

  • Angola to Zydecoby R. Reese Fuller

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 25.00

    Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is a collection of creative nonfiction pieces about the lively personalities who call south Louisiana home. Originally published in newspapers based in Lafayette- Times of Acadiana and Independent Weekly -the twenty-five profiles and features provide intriguing glimpses into the lives of well-known Louisianans such... more...

  • The Atchafalaya River Basinby Bryan P. Piazza

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In this comprehensive, one-volume reference, Nature Conservancy scientist Bryan P. Piazza poses five key questions: ?What is the Atchafalaya River Basin? ?Why is it important? ?How have its hydrology and natural habitats been managed? ?What is its current state? ?How do we ensure its survival? For more than five centuries, the Atchafalaya River Basin... more...

  • Black New Orleans, 1860-1880by John W. Blassingame

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Reissued for the first time in over thirty years, Black New Orleans explores the twenty-year period in which the city’s black population more than doubled. Meticulously researched and replete with archival illustrations from newspapers and rare periodicals, John W. Blassingame’s groundbreaking history offers a unique look at the economic... more...

  • Black Rage in New Orleansby Leonard N. Moore

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    In Black Rage in New Orleans, Moore traces the shocking history of police corruption in the Crescent City from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and the concurrent rise of a large and energized black opposition to it. Moore explores a staggering array of NOPD abuses ? police homicides, sexual violence against women, racial profiling, and complicity... more...

  • Bounded Lives, Bounded Placesby Kimberly S. Hanger

    Duke University Press 1997; US$ 84.95

    During Louisiana’s Spanish colonial period, economic, political, and military conditions combined with local cultural and legal traditions to favor the growth and development of a substantial group of free blacks. In Bounded Lives, Bounded Places , Kimberly S. Hanger explores the origin of antebellum New Orleans’ large, influential, and... more...

  • Bourbon Streetby Richard Campanella

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    New Orleans is a city of many storied streets, but only one conjures up as much unbridled passion as it does fervent hatred, simultaneously polarizing the public while drawing millions of visitors a year. A fascinating investigation into the mile-long urban space that is Bourbon Street, Richard Campanella's comprehensive cultural history spans from... more...

  • Building the Devil's Empireby Shannon Lee Dawdy

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Building the Devil’s Empire is the first comprehensive history of New Orleans’s early years, tracing the town’s development from its origins in 1718 to its revolt against Spanish rule in 1768. Shannon Lee Dawdy’s picaresque account of New Orleans’s wild youth features a cast of strong-willed captives, thin-skinned... more...