Eric Brock's Shreveport

Overview

Well-known Shreveport historian Eric Brock takes you on a tour through the city's past in Eric Brock's Shreveport. In this collection of vignettes from the history of Shreveport, you can witness the breakup of the great Red River log jam, relive the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1873, visit Shreveport's legal Red Light district, sing along at the Louisiana Hayride, go on a ride with Bonnie and Clyde, and retrace ...
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Overview

Well-known Shreveport historian Eric Brock takes you on a tour through the city's past in Eric Brock's Shreveport. In this collection of vignettes from the history of Shreveport, you can witness the breakup of the great Red River log jam, relive the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1873, visit Shreveport's legal Red Light district, sing along at the Louisiana Hayride, go on a ride with Bonnie and Clyde, and retrace the steps of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eric Brock's Shreveport includes chapters on:

" The Early City
" Neighborhoods and City Streets
" The City in Wartime
" Strange True Tales of Shreveport
" Shreveport's Cultural Legacy
" The Ever-Present Past

Intensely local, meticulously researched, and interestingly written, these fascinating tales of life in Shreveport will leave the reader both entertained and informed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565548701
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2001
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 940,011
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Brock, has spent years documenting, collecting, and writing about Shreveport, which, until the 1980s, was the second-largest city in Louisiana. As a lifelong resident of Shreveport, Louisiana, Brock has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles about his hometown. Due to his extensive knowledge of Shreveport and Louisiana, Brock also serves as a consulting social and architectural historian. Historic preservation is very important to Brock.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction 11
Chapter 1 The Early City 15
Chapter 2 The Civil War and Reconstruction 33
Chapter 3 Commerce 59
Chapter 4 Civic Development 83
Chapter 5 Neighborhoods and City Streets 105
Chapter 6 No Place Like Home 137
Chapter 7 Where History Lies Buried 161
Chapter 8 Strange But True 183
Chapter 9 Shreveport's Cultural Legacy 205
Chapter 10 Religion and Education 231
Conclusion 259
Afterword 261
Index 263
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