Louisiana is unlike anywhere on Earth—the cultures, cities, people, and food all seem to stem from some world beyond ours. The interesting and unique development of such a place has been meticulously researched and compiled in this easy-to-read volume that begins with the cultivation of the land by Native Americans one thousand years before the Greeks built their city-states. Delve into the history of immigrants from across the globe, revolutions and battles, and foreign domination that left their marks in so many ways. With illustrations and photographs both rare and poignant that capture the growth of the state, the information found in this book truly comes to life. A perfect addition for every history buff’s library, this volume is not to be missed.
About the Authors
Joan B. Garvey taught and served as an administrator in the New Orleans Public School system for more than twenty years and simultaneously taught New Orleans history and tour guiding at the University of New Orleans Metro College. She has been a guide for Smithsonian Institute Southern Tours and has conducted several lectures on New Orleans and Louisiana history. She has received a University of New Orleans Phi Delta Kappa research award for her work. She is the co-author of Pelican’s Beautiful Crescent: A History of New Orleans.
She resides in New Orleans with her husband, Walter.
Mary Lou Widmer is a native New Orleanian and a member of the Louisiana Colonials and the Daughters of 1812. She is the former president of the South Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers of America and a graduate of Loyola University. After teaching for several years, she retired to write full-time. A novelist and historian, she has written several works about New Orleans which include New Orleans in the Twenties; New Orleans in the Thirties; New Orleans in the Forties; New Orleans in the Fifties; New Orleans in the Sixties; and Margaret, Friend of Orphans; and co-authored Beautiful Crescent: A History of New Orleans, all published by Pelican.
The First 300 Years
By Joan B. Garvey and Mary Lou Widmer
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
288 pp. 6 x 9
101 photos 45 illus. 8 maps
Biblio. Index 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781455617449 pb