H-Net network for those interested in Louisiana history as well as those who work in Louisiana.



H-Louisiana is sponsored by the Louisiana Historical Association. The purpose of the network is to facilitate communication and the exchange of scholarly and pedagogical ideas and digital projects among researchers, teachers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists) interested in Louisiana history as well as those who work in Louisiana.

Recent Content

Welcome to the H-Net Commons (Richard)


Welcome to H-Louisiana, now a part of the H-Net Commons. My name is Greg Richard, and I am the new editor of H-Louisiana.

The Commons is a new way to discuss and share Louisiana history and culture. There are a number of new ways to share your ideas, which make it a great improvement over the past email list service. The Commons is more than that: it’s a discussion board, a blog, and a place to share multimedia. Please look around and get comfortable with the new set up. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Twelve Years a Slave, the Backstory (Richard)

In case list readers have not seen these already.  I hope they are useful.



All Things Were Working Together for My Deliverance: The Life and Times of Twelve Years a Slave


In the Margins of Twelve Years a Slave: Tracing an original edition of Solomon Northup's narrative to a slaveholder



About this Network


H-Louisiana is H-Net's Network on the history and culture of Louisiana.

I. The H-Louisiana Network: Scope, Content, Purpose