Friday, December 13, 2013

30. Grandissimes. George Washington Cable.

30.  We discuss The Grandissimes, by George Washington Cable.  Perhaps Cable's best-known work, The Grandissimes is set in New Orleans at the time of the Louisiana Purchase.  Travel back to a time of duels, gambling, masked balls, voudou, Papa Lébat, plaçage, corsairs, and, of course, yellow fever.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. Dec. 15 1802. Pres. Jefferson, worried of French takeover of Louisiana, seeks to purchase Isle of Orleans.
  2. This week in Louisiana.
    Yuletide on the Bayou
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    Gingerbread House Competition among Girl Scouts Pine to the Gulf
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