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The Spanish in New Orleans and Louisiana

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While New Orleans and Louisiana are closely associated with their French heritage, this scholarly work illustrates their Spanish influences. Originally published in Spain in 1979, this fascinating history examines the influence of Spain on the Crescent City and other parts of Louisiana during the period from 1763-1803. The Spanish in New Orleans and Louisiana contains an in-depth account of Louisiana's ...

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Overview

While New Orleans and Louisiana are closely associated with their French heritage, this scholarly work illustrates their Spanish influences. Originally published in Spain in 1979, this fascinating history examines the influence of Spain on the Crescent City and other parts of Louisiana during the period from 1763-1803. The Spanish in New Orleans and Louisiana contains an in-depth account of Louisiana's beginnings, and profiles illustrious Spaniards including the governors:

Antonio de Ulloa (1766-1768)
Alejandro O'Reilly (1769-1770)
Luis de Unzaga (1770-1776)
Bernardo de Galvez (1777-1782)
Esteban Mirï (1782-1791)
Baron de Carondelet (1792-1797)
Manuel Gayoso de Lemos (1797-1799)
Marquï s de Casa-Calvo (1799-1801)
Manuel Salcedo (1801-1803)

It examines their roles in such important aspects of Louisiana society as the legal system, the economy, and the arts, as well as the founding and planning of parishes, cities, and towns. By including in the final chapter an account of the present-day Spanish presence in Louisiana, this translation provides the reader with a fuller and better understanding of the past and present role of Spain in Louisiana.

Josï Montero de Pedro, Marquï s de Casa Mena, is an honorary citizen of both New Orleans and Baton Rouge and an honorary Louisiana state senator. He served as consul general in New Orleans from 1976-80, and is currently retired, with the rank of Ambassador of Spain.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565546851
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,405,692
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Santander, Spain, in 1930, JosÈ Montero de Pedro, MarquÈs de Casa Mena began his diplomatic career in 1957 when he enrolled in the School of Diplomacy. Over his 35-year career he served at various posts including Manila, Bangkok, Madrid, Santiago, Chile, Stockholm, Ottawa, and The Hague. He served 1976-80 in New Orleans, attaining the rank of the consul general of Spain in New Orleans. He is currently retired with the rank of Ambassador of Spain.
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