Slaves were too valuable to risk in digging canals. This immigrant group was hired to risk their lives doing this dangerous, dirty job.
Baroness Micaela Almonaster ___ was an important philanthropist in New Orleans despite a tragic marriage that ended when her father-in-law shot her through the hands and chest before killing himself.
The place in New Orleans where slaves were allowed to play traditional African music and dance.
A short-lived nation, it existed for a matter of weeks in 1810 before being annexed by the United States. The capital was St. Francisville. It was the Republic of ____ _____.
A descendent of slaves, he invented a method of refining sugar that greatly increased the demand for slaves.
A privateer and smuggler, he was pardoned for aiding the Americans in the Battle of New Orleans. The British tried, but failed, to recruit him.
The flag of the Republic of West Florida could be described as a blue field with a single....
Louisiana produced almost all of this commodity in the United States during the Antebellum Era.
His election as President of the United States prompted Louisiana and other southern states to secede from the Union.
He left the U.S. Senate with a fiery speech just before the Civil War. He was the first Jewish person the serve in the U.S. Senate. He represented Louisiana.
The Natchitoches area family descended from a French soldier and his freed slave, Marie-Therese Coincoin.
A plantation owner from Pointe Coupee, he guided the formation of Louisiana's first constitution. His work helped gain Louisiana's admission to the Union.
He commanded American forces in the Battle of New Orleans in (or just after) the War of 1812.
He invented a process to refine sugar around 1795. He had served in the royal guard for Louis XV. He was the first mayor of New Orleans. He is credited as the founder of the sugar cane industry in Louisiana, though he was not the first to plant it in Louisiana.
Originally referred to white French people born in a colony; later came to refer to those of mixed black and white French ancestry.
A potent threat against a slave was to be "sold down the river." Where did this mean the slave would be sold?