National Geographic Voices from Colonial America: Louisiana 1682-1803

National Geographic Voices from Colonial America: Louisiana 1682-1803

by Richard Worth
     
 

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The rich and colorful history of Louisiana begins in 1682 when Sieur de La Salle claimed the region for France. After that time, the region was governed under several different flags, including France, Spain, and Great Britain. Readers will learn how secret treaties bounced the colony between French and Spanish rule, creating a unique mix of people and culture and a…  See more details below

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The rich and colorful history of Louisiana begins in 1682 when Sieur de La Salle claimed the region for France. After that time, the region was governed under several different flags, including France, Spain, and Great Britain. Readers will learn how secret treaties bounced the colony between French and Spanish rule, creating a unique mix of people and culture and a prosperous plantation economy that grew New Orleans into a major port and trading center. When Thomas Jefferson purchased the land for the United States in 1803, he paid only about 4 cents an acre ($15,000,000)! Louisiana, which doubled the size of the country and gained control of trade along the Mississippi River, helped turn the United States into a world power.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792268505
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
12/13/2005
Series:
National Geographic Voices from ColonialAmerica Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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