Flags of Louisiana

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In Flags of Louisiana , Frois provides detailed descriptions of the designs, symbols, and stories of the all the national flags that have flown over Louisiana. She also includes parish and city flags in this informative and useful historical guide for all ages.

Since it was first settled by the French in the late 1600s, ten national flags have flown over Louisiana. This excellent book teaches students the history of these flags, beginning with the flag of Columbus ...

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Overview

In Flags of Louisiana , Frois provides detailed descriptions of the designs, symbols, and stories of the all the national flags that have flown over Louisiana. She also includes parish and city flags in this informative and useful historical guide for all ages.

Since it was first settled by the French in the late 1600s, ten national flags have flown over Louisiana. This excellent book teaches students the history of these flags, beginning with the flag of Columbus and ending with the city flags of Shreveport and Slidell.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565540477
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/31/1995
  • Series: Flags of the States Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,529,661
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Pardue is the illustrator of The Flags of the Confederacy: An Illustrated History and The Flags of the Union: An Illustrated History . He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Very highly recommended

    I bought this book to help my son with his Louisiana history project. I wouldn't narrow it's category into young adult literature, not because it's written in too lofty a style for young people to understand but because it is written in a combination of definition combined with lyrical and artistic description. As I read each chapter on the flags, I felt like I was either watching a technicolor movie or strolling through an art gallery full of portraits that told a story. This book reached my son who began to behave like someone having enjoying what he was doing instead of muddling through a school project.

    Ms. Frois starts in chronological order covering the first flags to fly over Louisiana and combines a detailed report of history with a vivid and artistic description of each flag, deftly explaining the symbolism and choice of colors. Her chapter on the flag of France was carried at the time Louisiana was founded entitled "Lilies in the Wind," delves as far back as the medieval history behind the banner that was covered in fleur-de-lys, how it's once blue background representative of France's catholicism, evolved into the white background of Huguenot France. Fascinating. Her other book chapters, all of which bear really exquisite names, ("Constellations" for the American flag for one) paint a somewhat cultural history of the times they were created. I was very impressed that the chapter on the American flag did not even mention the Betsy Ross myth, but gave a valid account of the true creator of the American flag. A few historical misconceptions were dispelled by this book. The so-called Confederate flag is not really the true flag of the Confederacy, but a battle flag. Frois points out that a large amount of Southerners were upset to sever ties with America during secession and the new flag of the Confederate States of America closely resembled the American flag. I also enjoyed her handling of the Civil War where she puts blame for the war not just on the South, nor the North, but the nation itself and speaks of the tragic loss of life on both armies, adding, "sadly caught in the middle were the slaves..."

    This is a sound piece of writing, not only for it educational value, but for the enjoyment it provides. I recommend this highly for anyone interested in the study of flags, Louisiana history, or someone in need of a really good book to read on a rainy day with your children or by yourself.

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