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The rich and colorful history of Louisiana begins in 1682 when Sieur de La Salle claimed the region for France. After that time, the region was governed under several different flags, including France, Spain, and Great Britain. Readers will learn how secret treaties bounced the colony between French and Spanish rule, creating a unique mix of people and culture and a prospeThe rich and colorful history of Louisiana begins in 1682 when Sieur de La Salle claimed the region for France. After that time, the region was governed under several different flags, including France, Spain, and Great Britain. Readers will learn how secret treaties bounced the colony between French and Spanish rule, creating a unique mix of people and culture and a prosperous plantation economy that grew New Orleans into a major port and trading center. When Thomas Jefferson purchased the land for the United States in 1803, he paid only about 4 cents an acre ($15,000,000)! Louisiana, which doubled the size of the country and gained control of trade along the Mississippi River, helped turn the United States into a world power....

Title : Voices from Colonial America: Louisiana 1682-1803
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ISBN : 9780792265443
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Voices from Colonial America: Louisiana 1682-1803 Reviews

  • KevinJohnson
    2019-02-19 08:44

    Brief overview of colonial Louisiana. Great for school kids or history buffs who would like an introduction to the history of Louisiana. I’m from New Orleans and I’m a history buff, and I learned a few things from reading. This book should be in the library of everyone who loves learning about Louisiana history.

  • Pat
    2019-03-20 09:07

    I have long been fascinated with the lifework of La Salle, the French explorer who claimed the whole Mississippi basin for Louis XIV and for France in the 1600s. This book promises to reveal so much about the Great Mississippi, the early colonies, life in the Plains States before westward expansion, etc. Can't wait to teach my students about all this,the Louisiana Purchase, and how it opened the Great West.