Friday, June 10, 2016

160. Kathleen DuVal, part 1

160. We talk to Kathleen DuVal, author of Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution, about the critical role played by Louisiana during the Revolutionary War. Governor Galvez lead his forces against the British forces, winning every battle and taking all the territory from Baton Rouge to Pensacola. As a result, the British lost all their territory along the Gulf of Mexico, and the Americans were able to keep open their critical supply lines up the Mississippi. Kathleen is a history professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on early America, particularly cross-cultural relations on North American borderlands. She researches and writes about how various American Indian, European, and African men and women interacted from the sixteenth through early nineteenth centuries.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. June 11, 1744. Louis J. de St. Denis dies in Natchitoches.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. On June 11, 1974, Jefferson Parish acquired the balance of the Jefferson Downs property which was used to create Lafreniere Park.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Let the Good Times Roll Festival
    June 17th, 2016 - June 19th, 2016
    Festival Plaza
    101 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101
    Festival Plaza
    The good time just keep coming at this annual festival highlighting African American Culture with music,crafts and great food.
  4. Poem of the week.
    "Grand Staircase" by Katie Bickham. This poem is from her book, The Belle Mar, and it set in that fictional house on Dec 7, 1970, as family and friends gathered to watch the comeback of Muhammad Ali on TV. We asked Katie to read and discuss her poem because of the death of Muhammad Ali a few days ago.
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