Programs by Genre - History

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room A
The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America
Anders Walker

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 6
A History of Bayou St. John
Florence Jumonville and Heather Veneziano, Gateway to New Orleans: Bayou St. John, 1708-2018
Cassie Pruyn, Bayou St. John: A Brief History

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost
Frye Gaillard

11:15 a.m. to Noon
A.Z. Young Park, Author Tent 2
Native Born: Louisiana’s First Nations
Jeffrey Girard, The Caddos and Their Ancestors: Archaeology and the Native People of Northwest Louisiana
Daniel H. Usner, American Indians in Early New Orleans: From Calumet to Raquette

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
A.Z. Young Park, Author Tent 2
New Orleans, the Founding Era / La Nouvelle-Orléans, les années fondatrices
Erik Kiesewetter and Siobhán McKiernan

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 6
City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300
Jason Berry

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 1
Now You See It…or Do You? 19th Century Spirit Photography and Fraud
Peter Manseau, The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost
Jon Michael Varese,  The Spirit Photographer
with David Johnson, moderator

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 4
Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes
Samuel C. Hyde Jr.

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