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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


Author : Morris Raphael
ISBN : 0960886680
Genre : Louisiana
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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

From The Heart Of The Teche

Author : Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce (Jeanerette, La.)
ISBN : OCLC:38449847
Genre : Community cookbooks
File Size : 54.41 MB
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Category: Community cookbooks

The Swamps Of Bayou Teche

Author : Kent Conwell
ISBN : 0803498586
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 56.33 MB
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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 : Kathleen Duey
ISBN : 0689829299
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 53.34 MB
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Bayou Teche, 1851 No one in Lily LeGrand's Cajun community is willing to help search for Paul Courville, missing in the bayou along with his mean-spirited older brothers, William and Mark. Why should they? Paul's wealthy plantation-owner father has made no secret of his disdain for Cajuns like Lily's family. But Paul has always been kind to Lily, defending her against his brothers' merciless taunts and humiliating pranks -- and Lily refuses to turn her back on him when his life is in danger. On her own in the maze of the snake- and alligator-infested bayou, Lily knows she has more to fear than her father's wrath. Her treacherous journey will test both her knowledge of the swamp and her courage. Can she find Paul in time?
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