Do You Really Know Louisiana?

You won’t believe your eyes. What is great about Louisiana? Look no further than this Encyclopedia of Louisiana History. Explore art, architecture, folklife, history, literature and music at the click of your mouse or the swipe of your finger. Louisiana is many things including amazing. Start here: Encyclopedia of Louisiana History, Culture and Community – KnowLA.

“Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South,” edited by Jason Phillips

BATON ROUGE – In “Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South,” edited by Jason Phillips and now available from LSU Press, scholars examine white Southern texts from multiple, fresh perspectives and consider ways in which storytelling helped shape identity and mold scholarship over time. Farrell O’Gorman, Jewel L. Spangler, David A. Davis, Robert Jackson, Anne Marshall, K.…

LSU Press Publishing “Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, Georgia, 1830-1870” in October

Social History Reveals Political Nature of Industrialization in the Antebellum South 09/25/2012 02:03 PM BATON ROUGE – Renowned New South booster Henry Grady proposed industrialization as a basis of economic recovery for the former Confederacy. Born in 1850 in Athens, Ga., to a family involved in the city’s thriving manufacturing industries, Grady saw firsthand the…

Hurricane Andrew, 20 Years Later, The perfect storm

Hurricane Andrew 16 – 28 August, 1992 from Preliminary Report  Ed Rappaport National Hurricane Center Updated 10 December 1993 Andrew was a small and ferocious Cape Verde hurricane that wrought unprecedented economic devastation along a path through the northwestern Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana. Damage in the United States is estimated to…