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Set in sultry New Orleans during the Civil War, this novel tells the story of a certain Confederate army artillery unit. It provides an account of the experiences of Hilary Kincaid’s Battery, or “the ladies’ men,” as they are more playfully called, and gives insight into the nature of war, hope, and peace. Paperback.
Although only seventh among the states in total number of slaves in 1860, and tenth in the number of slaveholders, Louisiana was fourth among the number of slaveholders with fifty or more slaves. Moreover, Louisiana ranked first among the states with slaveholders having 70, 100, and 200 slaves.
In 1869, Everett B. D. Julio painted this scene of the Civil War generals and their horses. It depicts their meeting on May 1, 1863, just before the tragic death of Jackson. The painting now hangs in the Museum of the Confederacy. Print.
As World War II ripped the world apart, men and women facing a stark reality rose to command. Although many came from humble backgrounds, their strength of character and inspirational actions transcended all boundaries. Modern leaders can find no better paragons of guidance than in the lives of the greatest generation.
In this comprehensive volume, John Avery Emison sets the record straight on the legality of Southern secession. A close examination of the true causes of the Civil War reveals that the fight was not one for racial justice but rather a battle over the economic disparities between the North and the South. By illustrating how Abraham Lincoln’s tyrannical presidency paved the way for today’s “Leviathan” government, Emison brings his subject into the twenty-first century and puts forth his fear for the future.
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In 1865, Karl Marx, author of the Communist Manifesto, praised Lincoln as a “single-minded son of the working class.” This book examines why Marx—and other socialists—supported Mr. Lincoln’s War and notes his negative influence on modern society. Firsthand accounts and insight from notable historians shatter contemporary views of both the sixteenth president and the early Republicans.
The Ozarks region—spanning parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma—overflows with visible fragments of the past. A Living History of the Ozarks is a guide to the region through landmarks and sites which offer clues to its intriguing history. This splendorous land inspired Phyllis Rossiter, a native of the Ozarks, to write about the area to help people learn to appreciate its beauty and to recognize our dependence upon nature. “I feel that it’s important to safeguard what we have left,” says Rossiter. “In my writing, if I can help achieve that, then that’s what I want to do—to help people acquire an appreciation for nature.”
The result of meticulous research and in-depth interviews with veterans, Lossing’s Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812 is a narrative of historic events during that era. Accounts are given on a host of topics such as the perils of the country immediately succeeding the Revolutionary War, the struggle of power with Britain, and the origin of the United States’ political parties and their relation to the War of 1812. Paperback.
As the rest of the world watched the worst of humanity emerge on television, ordinary people did extraordinary things to save the parish that found itself almost completely submerged in floodwater. Heart-wrenching stories of the human will to survive offer an inside perspective on what it means to be a survivor of Hurricane Katrina.
Louisiana is unlike anywhere on Earth—the cultures, cities, people, and food all seem to stem from some world beyond ours. Delve into the history of immigrants from across the globe, revolutions and battles, and foreign domination that left their marks in so many ways. A perfect addition for every history buff’s library, this volume is not to be missed.
The Louisiana Book compiles sketches of important battles and heroic figures from the Civil War era, as well as essays concerning the faults of Reconstruction. Included are two short works that debate the merits of George W. Cable’s Freedman’s Case in Equity. This book also contains a copious amount of poetry from Southern women. Paperback.
Cattle drives conjure visions of the dusty Old West, but the Western plains are not the only terrain capable of supporting this enterprise. The grasslands and marshes of southwest Louisiana not only supported a cattle industry, but also served as a rich environment for its growth early in the state’s history. This illustrated account of the cattle industry in southwest Louisiana covers the trail drives of the 1750s to the status of the ranches in the 1970s.
Here, for the first time, is the complete, detailed, documented history of the Louisiana National Guard, a facet of the state’s rich and colorful history that has never before been treated in depth. Author Evans J. Casso has woven an intricate tapestry of this continuing chronicle, drawing heavily upon extensive research from official state papers, archives, journals, narrative reports, and numerous personal interviews. Paperback.
In 1925, black gold was discovered in the Tullos-Urania and Olla oilfields in Louisiana’s Piney Woods. The boom that followed came with new jobs, higher wages, and business opportunities, along with behavior reminiscent of the Wild West.
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.
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