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.

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New Film on Oil Industry Impact on Louisiana for Katrina 10th Anniversary (Richard)

NEW FILM ON OIL INDUSTRY IMPACT ON LOUISIANA FOR KATRINA 10TH ANNIVERSARY
 
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina comes a powerful new film that uncovers the oil and gas industry's role in the making of a major ecological tragedy that threatens to eradicate much of southern Louisiana's protective wetlands.


Louisiana supplies 30% of America’s oil and gas, extracted largely from the state's coastal freshwater marshes, which are also the home to the region’s unique Cajun culture and the source for 30% of the nation’s seafood.

Seeking Co-Panelists (Richard)

I seek one or two other presenters to compose a panel for the Louisiana Historical Association meeting in Baton Rouge, March 17-19, 2016. The topic of the panel is the domestic slave trade to New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi Valley. My paper concerns the domestic slave trade and the law. Anyone interested in presenting with me is invited to contact me at jeffrey.forret@lamar.edu. Submission deadline for the panel proposal is September 1, 2015.

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