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Louisiana Governors

Author : Walter Greaves Cowan
ISBN : 1604733209
Genre : History
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Walter Greaves Cowan and Jack B. McGuire, veteran authorities on the Louisiana political scene, trace the history of the state's leaders from the French and Spanish colonial eras to the present day. Using a variety of sources, including personal interviews with the recent governors, they describe unforgettable personalities in Louisiana Governors: Rulers, Rascals, and Reformers, now available in paperback. Such early figures as Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville set the tone for later colonial governors. They had their troubles, fending off protesting Indians and other French and Spanish leaders vying for power. Following the Louisiana Purchase, American politics took hold. The Whigs, Know Nothings, Republicans, and Democrats have all waxed and waned through times of slavery, secession, suffrage, and segregation. The early twentieth century saw the rise of Huey P. Long, who established himself as a virtual dictator. An assassin's bullet ended Long's life in 1935, but his followers managed to hold on to the governorship until 1940. In 1948 his brother, Earl Long, brought the family back into power. Over the years, two governors were impeached but were not removed from office, and two governors were jailed in federal prison. The experiences, decisions, and conflicts of Louisiana governors have reflected and influenced the history of the state, often in dramatic and fascinating ways.

Stories From The St Louis Cemeteries Of New Orleans

Author : Sally Asher
ISBN : 9781625853523
Genre : Architecture
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The tombs and graves of the St. Louis Cemeteries rise from the ground, creating labyrinthine memorials aptly dubbed “cities of the dead.” Most are in even rows with quaint street names. Some are of crumbling brick and broken marble. Others are miniature mansions clad in decorative ironwork with angelic guardians. Grand or humble, each is a relic of the story of New Orleans. Politicians, pirates, Mardi Gras Indian chiefs and one voodoo queen rest below. In an unprecedented inquiry, author Sally Asher reveals the lives within the mysterious and majestic tombs of the St. Louis Cemeteries.

Hope New Orleans

Author : Sally Asher
ISBN : 9781625845092
Genre : Travel
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New Orleans is a city of beautiful contradictions, evidenced by its street names. New Orleans crosses with Hope, Pleasure and Duels. Religious couples with Nuns, Market and Race. Music, Arts and Painters are parallel. New Orleans enfolds its denizens in the protection of saints, the artistry of Muses and the bravery of military leaders. The city's street names are inseparable from its diverse history. They serve as guideposts as well as a narrative that braid its pride, wit and seedier history into a complex web that to this day simultaneously joins and shows the cracks within the city. Learn about Bourbon's royal lineage, the magnitude of Napoleon's influence, how Tchoupitoulas's history is just as long and vexing as its spelling and why mispronouncing such streets as Burgundy, Calliope and Socrates doesn't mean you are incorrect--it just means you are local Told with precision and photos as vibrant, irreverent and memorable as La Nouvelle Orleans itself, author Sally Asher delivers an updated and reinvented look at the city that care forgot.

Courtroom Carnival

Author : S.L. Alexander
ISBN : 9781455614998
Genre : History
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Louisiana's Legal foibles and follies. From Edwin Edwards' outlandish antics to Chicken King Al Copeland's romances, this is a collection of stories about 10 of New Orleans' most memorable high-profile litigants. Each chapter features a concise history of one of the colorful personalities whose trials and tribulations have captured attention for decades. Featured characters include, Chinese Cowboy Harry Lee, Singing DA Harry Connick Sr., Larger-Than-Life Darleen Jacobs, State Senator Michael O'Keefe, NOPD officer Antoine Saacks, and TV reporter Richard Angelico, among others.

Choice

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017985323
Genre : Academic libraries
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Win The Race Or Die Trying

Author : Jack B. McGuire
ISBN : 9781496807649
Genre : History
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Earl Kemp Long (1895–1960) was the political heir to his brother Huey in Louisiana politics. A country boy who never lost his common touch, he ran for office in every state election between 1933 and 1959. He was the best campaigning politician Louisiana ever produced. In his final term as governor, he suffered a breakdown on live television while addressing members of the legislature. He was kidnapped and committed to mental institutions in Texas and Louisiana. That he engineered his own release gives proof that he was in charge of his faculties. Abandoned by his family and his allies, Long was written off politically. But in 1960, he had other ideas. He was plotting his comeback. In poor health, smoking and drinking, he decided to challenge the incumbent in Louisiana’s Eighth Congressional District, Harold McSween. Doctors warned him that the race could cost him his life. But politics was his life, and he vowed to win the election or die trying. He did both. This book tells the story of the last year of Long’s life and the campaign that he waged and won by sheer force of will. He won the election (and a sizable bet he placed on it), but he was dead in just over a week. Win the Race or Die Trying captures the essence of Earl Long by chronicling the desperate, death-defying campaign he waged to redefine his legacy.

The Southern Register

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ISBN : OSU:32435070378351
Genre : American literature
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Sozialreform Oder Revolution

Author : Rosa Luxemburg
ISBN : 9783947618705
Genre : Political Science
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Vorwort der Herausgeber Indem wir mehrfachen Nachfragen nach der bereits längst vergriffenen Schrift Sozialreform oder Revolution? Rechnung tragen, geben wir sie in zweiter Auflage heraus. Wir glauben damit namentlich dem neuerdings in den Parteikreisen merklich erwachten erfreulichen Interesse für theoretische Fragen entgegenzukommen, da die vorliegende Schrift eine Reihe prinzipieller und wissenschaftlicher Probleme von dauernder Bedeutung in leicht faßlicher und knapper Form behandelt. Mit Zustimmung der Verfasserin, die an der Schrift mehrere zeitgemäße kleinere Korrekturen vorgenommen hat, fügen wir der Streitschrift gegen Bernstein auch noch einige Aufsätze aus derselben Feder hinzu, die verwandte Fragen behandeln und sich deshalb u. E. zusammen zu einem Ganzen verbinden lassen. So findet der Leser in der vorliegenden Broschüre, von verschiedenen Seiten beleuchtet, das Lohngesetz, die Krise, die Frage der Gewerkschaften, Genossenschaften, der Sozialreform u. a.

Eine Geschichte Des Amerikanischen Volkes

Author : Howard Zinn
ISBN : 3868201920
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Geheimnisse Von New Orleans

Author : Ludwig von Reizenstein
ISBN : OSU:32435073431199
Genre : German Americans
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