Brasseaux, Carl A. (translator and editor)
A Comparative View of French Louisiana
, 1699 and 1762: The Journals of Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Jean-Jacques-Blaise d’Abbadie (Lafayette, Louisiana: Center for Louisiana Studies University of Southwestern Louisiana), 1979.
Selections from this book will help students understand the beginnings of Louisiana. Reading a first person account makes the history more exciting.
Cowan, Walter G., John C. Chase, Charles L. Dufour, O.K. Leblanc, John Wilds.
New Orleans Yesterday and Today
(Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press), 1983.
This guidebook presents important information succinctly and in a readable manner. A good basic text for learning about Louisiana and New Orleans.
Davis, Edwin Adams.
Louisiana The Pelican State
(Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press), 1959.
A well-written history of Louisiana, especially the beginnings.
Kane, Harnett T.
(New York: William Morrow and Company), 1945.
Life in Louisiana written like a story. The teacher needs to select sections for students to read as sometimes the author’s prejudices come through.
De Laussat, Pierre-Clément.
Louisiana, Napoleon and the United States An Autobiography of Pierre-Clément de Laussat
(New York and London: Lanham), 1989.
Excerpts from this book will help students understand the history of Louisiana.
Miller, John and Genevieve Anderson.
New Orleans Stories
(San Francisco: Chronicle Books), 1992.
A collection of short stories from famous writers. These stories evoke the flavor of New Orleans. A worthwhile text for use with students.
(New York and London: The Cen-tury Co), 1929.
Vignettes and stories from Louisiana’s past. Very lively and interesting.
(Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc.), 1948.
Everything you always wanted to know about Mardi Gras is in this book. Interesting reading!
(Tucson, Arizona: HP Books), 1986.
Many delicious and authentic dishes are presented in this cookbook. Good pictures and useful information are included.
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. Comments to ynhti-helpyale.edu.
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