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Author : Shane K. Bernard
ISBN : 9781496809421
Genre : History
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Shane K. Bernard’s Teche examines this legendary waterway of the American Deep South. Bernard delves into the bayou’s geologic formation as a vestige of the Mississippi and Red Rivers, its prehistoric Native American occupation, and its colonial settlement by French, Spanish, and, eventually, Anglo-American pioneers. He surveys the coming of indigo, cotton, and sugar; steam-powered sugar mills and riverboats; and the brutal institution of slavery. He also examines the impact of the Civil War on the Teche, depicting the running battles up and down the bayou and the sporadic gunboat duels, when ironclads clashed in the narrow confines of the dark, sluggish river. Describing the misery of the postbellum era, Bernard reveals how epic floods, yellow fever, racial violence, and widespread poverty disrupted the lives of those who resided under the sprawling, moss-draped live oaks lining the Teche’s banks. Further, he chronicles the slow decline of the bayou, as the coming of the railroad, automobiles, and highways reduced its value as a means of travel. Finally, he considers modern efforts to redesign the Teche using dams, locks, levees, and other water-control measures. He examines the recent push to clean and revitalize the bayou after years of desecration by litter, pollutants, and invasive species. Illustrated with historic images and numerous maps, this book will be required reading for anyone seeking the colorful history of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. As a bonus, the second part of the book describes Bernard’s own canoe journey down the Teche’s 125-mile course. This modern personal account from the field reveals the current state of the bayou and the remarkable people who still live along its banks.
Category: History

The Swamps Of Bayou Teche

Author : Kent Conwell
ISBN : 0803498586
Genre : Fiction
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Tony Boudreaux investigates the death of a banker found in the belly of an alligator and confronts a truth about the Louisiana bayou.
Category: Fiction


Author : Morris Raphael
ISBN : 0960886680
Genre : Louisiana
File Size : 37.67 MB
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Stories of a bygone era of Louisiana history told to the author by the lovely mermaid, Maria, while he is fishing along Bayou Teche in southern Louisiana.
Category: Louisiana


Author : Kathleen Duey
ISBN : 1439528047
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 49.10 MB
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In 1851 in Louisiana, Paul is abandoned in the bayous by his older brothers and it is up to his lame Cajun friend Lily to find him.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Congressional Serial Set

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ISBN : UOM:39015062257590
Genre : United States
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Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Category: United States

Thunder Across The Swamp

Author : Donald Shaw Frazier
ISBN : 1933337443
Genre : History
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Donald S. Frazier, author of the award-winning Fire in the Cane Field, expands up his Louisiana Quadrille with the release of book two, Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February-May 1863. The better known stories of the campaigns for Vicksburg and Port Hudson grow richer and more nuanced by taking a look at the fighting west of the river as part of a larger picture.
Category: History