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1 Religious Architecture in Louisiana


Price: 19.96 USD

The Men that Built Fort Claiborne in Natchitoches, Louisiana: Captain Edward D. Turner’s Company of the 2nd Regiment of the United States Army, Annette Carpenter Womack

2 The Men that Built Fort Claiborne in Natchitoches, Louisiana: Captain Edward D. Turner’s Company of the 2nd Regiment of the United States Army
Annette Carpenter Womack
(2000), 2002, 8½x11, paper, indices, 303 pp, Heritage Books
These muster rolls and payroll records have been transcribed from photocopies of exceptionally clear original documents found in the National Archives. The author has even included facsimiles of those documents to accompany her transcriptions. Information includes names, date joined, re-joined or discharged; promoted or demoted; fit for duty, sick or dead (with date of death); and place of duty if on detachment, with whom and where. The musters took place in encampments that were chiefly located in the present state of Louisiana, which at that time was known as the Territory of Orleans, however, other locations range as far as Nashville (TN), Natchez (MS), San Antonio (TX) and Pensacola (FL). The book includes a short biography of Captain Turner; transcriptions of 21 muster rolls and 5 payrolls; compiled statistical sketches of the men; listings of men who deserted, died, discharged, transferred or resigned; short descriptions of forts, posts and other locations noted; maps; abstracts from the letter books of Gov. W.C.C. Claiborne; a bibliography and an index of full names and subjects.
Price: 37.00 USD



3 Historical Atlas of Louisiana
Charles R. Goins, John Michael Caldwell
248 pages, 99 color maps, hardback, University of Oklahoma Press
The state of Louisiana brings special images to mind: Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, plantations, Cajuns, Huey Long, moss-laden live oaks, and water. This comprehensive, up-to-date atlas, with dozens of maps in color, summarizes the geography, history, and economics of Louisiana’s uniquely Southern milieu, from ancient days to the present.
Price: 65.00 USD

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Donna Rachal Mills

4 Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
Donna Rachal Mills
(1890, 1985), 2008, 6x9, paper, index, 126 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana is an important chapter pulled from the original Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana, originally published in 1890. Donna Rachel Mills has added an every name index that includes the places and firms discussed in both the historical narrative and the biographical sketches. The quantity, nature, and content of its data offer a marvelous research tool.
Price: 17.00 USD



5 The First Families of Louisiana: An Index
Donna Rachal Mills
1992, 8½x11, paper, index, 89 pp, Heritage Books
An every name and place index to Glen R. Conrad’s The First Families of Louisiana. Names and places are presented exactly as they are found in Glen Conrad’s two volume series of 1970.
Price: 19.00 USD

History of Louisiana, From its First Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time, E. Bunner

6 History of Louisiana, From its First Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time
E. Bunner
(1842), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 268 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Packed into a modest-sized volume, this broad history nevertheless ranges far over Louisiana’s past. The author covers the early exploratory expeditions of men such as Joliet and Marquette, LaSalle, and Iberville as well as the French settlements in Canada and Florida, relations and wars with the Natchez and Chickasaw Indians, the arrival of statehood, the War of 1812, and the Code Noir, or Black Code, used to regulate local African Americans. A scarce book, with an intriguing 19th century view of Louisiana.
Price: 28.50 USD

Natchitoches Church Marriages, 1818-1850: Translated Abstracts from the Registers of St. Francios des Natchitoches Louisiana, Elizabeth Shown Mills

7 Natchitoches Church Marriages, 1818-1850: Translated Abstracts from the Registers of St. Francios des Natchitoches Louisiana
Elizabeth Shown Mills
(1985), 2003, 6x9, paper, index, 216 pp, Heritage Books
Entries include bride and parents, groom and parents, date of ceremony, witnesses present, and ethnicity of spouses.
Price: 25.00 USD

Natchitoches: Translated Abstracts of Register Number Five of the Catholic Church Parish of St. Francois des Natchitoches in Louisiana: 1800-1826, Elizabeth Shown Mills

8 Natchitoches: Translated Abstracts of Register Number Five of the Catholic Church Parish of St. Francois des Natchitoches in Louisiana: 1800-1826
Elizabeth Shown Mills
(1980), 2007, 6x9, paper, index, 498 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The first quarter of the nineteenth century was, assuredly, the most turbulent era in the history of Natchitoches. Within the first three years of that century, the Louisiana colony passed from Spanish to French to American control; but the frontier that Natchitoches embraced was doomed to suffer from political instability for decades to come as the new American regime fought a diplomatic battle with neighboring Spanish Texas over the boundary that should lie between them. Natchitoches, for the most part, lay within the disputed territory; and more than once, along this frontier, the cold war threatened to erupt into open military action. Many problems occurred within the parish due to these many changes. In 1823 the church was destroyed in a terrible fire. Register Five graphically symbolizes the maladies that Catholicism suffered in this quarter century at Natchitoches. In 1977, the editor had the opportunity to perform restoration work that will hopefully salvage the extant portions of Register Five and delay further ravages of time. Through the auxiliary use of other church and civil records, it has also been possible for the editor to reconstitute many of the damaged or destroyed entries. The population was mainly Spanish and French, with significant "Anglo" migration from the older American states as well as the British Isles. Many Negro slaves are also listed in these records. These entries include baptisms (of infants and adults), burials and marriages; and provide names, dates, ethnicity, and when possible, grandparents, godparents, parents, spouse, age, witnesses, cause of death, and priest.
Price: 41.00 USD



9 Tales of Old Natchitoches
Elizabeth Shown Mills & Gary B. Mills
1994, 6x9, paper, index, 142 pp, Heritage Books
This is the poignant story of the “unsung heroes” of this frontier: the humble soldier and slave, hunter and farmer, priest and peasant--and the rare noblesse--who lived and loved and warred along the winding banks of the fabled Red River.
Price: 22.00 USD

Laws, Customs and Rights: Charles Hatfield and His Family, A Louisiana History, Evelyn L. Wilson

10 Laws, Customs and Rights: Charles Hatfield and His Family, A Louisiana History
Evelyn L. Wilson
(2004), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, 226 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Laws, Customs and Rights tells a story of Charles Hatfield, Jr., his family, and the segregation laws he sought to change. The story begins with Hatfield's maternal great-grandfather, George Douse, a free mulatto, who settled in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, in the early 1820s. It includes Thomas and Mary Purnell, one white and one black, who raised children and grew old together, though they could not marry because of their race. Their daughter, Ann Maria Purnell, married George Douse's son, Richard Douse, a Civil War veteran and a member of Louisiana's 2nd regiment, Native Guards, a U.S. Army unit formed of black soldiers without Presidential approval. Richard and Ann's grandchild, Charles Hatfield, Jr., sued Louisiana's only state-supported law school in 1946 to force it to desegregate. In response to Hatfield's suit, the state of Louisiana established a law school at Southern University, the state's separate school for its black citizens. The book documents these events using minutes of meetings and related correspondence. It provides histories of the black and white state universities and compares their law schools. The book tracks Hatfield's genealogy, but also examines the Louisiana in which the Purnells, Douses, and Hatfields lived, discussing those events most relevant to their lives. Using original and secondary sources, it tells a history of how slavery and segregation shaped the choices available to and selected by family members, and traces the family's history against the background of Louisiana's history from 1817 to 2002. Pictures of Hatfields and Douses; and quotes from original sources, including acts of emancipation, correspondence, army enrollment and discharge papers, and court documents enhance this well documented work.
Price: 27.50 USD



11 Some Slaveholders and Their Slaves, Union Parish, Louisiana, 1839-1865
Harry F. Dill and William Simpson
(1997), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 202 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This book is organized into three general sections. The first is an abstract from the 1860 census listing the slaveholders; the second has abstracts of estate and other records concerning slaves; and third and largest section has abstracts of slave conveyances or deeds.
Price: 20.50 USD

Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps, Lemmon, Alfred E., John T. Magill, and Jason R. Wiese, editors . John R. He bert, Consulting Editor

12 Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps
Lemmon, Alfred E., John T. Magill, and Jason R. Wiese, editors . John R. He bert, Consulting Editor
408 pages, 14 x 12, 193 maps and more than 40 chapter illustrations; all full-color plates, cloth, University of Chicago Press / Historic New Orleans Collection
To celebrate the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) has pursued the ambitious goal of publishing an atlas that depicts Louisiana's history through maps. The result of those efforts is Charting Louisiana. This book, THNOC's bicentennial gift to the public, offers a rich selection of historic and contemporary maps from various sources that collectively illustrate the region's diverse history, from its multinational colonial experiences to the modern American state.
Charting Louisiana presents 104 maps from THNOC's holdings, representing the full range of the institution's cartographic treasures. The atlas also features sixty-seven important works from the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress--custodian of the largest cartographic collection in the world--and contributions from other United States repositories, including the Louisiana State Museum and Chicago's Newberry Library. Archives in France, Spain, Great Britain, and Mexico generously provided the balance, as befits Louisiana's international history.
The product of this cooperative effort is an unprecedented compilation of 193 high-quality reproductions of important maps illustrating the development of Louisiana from the early sixteenth century to the present, along with historical essays providing a broader context for understanding the maps. Complete with a detailed cartobibliography and list of selected readings, Charting Louisiana is a lush, captivating, and valuable source of information for history buffs, scholars, and map lovers, providing ample opportunities for new interpretations of the state's history as well as that of the nation.

Table of Contents
Foreword by Mary Louise Christovich
Introduction by John R. Hébert
Chapter 1: Discovery and Early Cartography of the Northern Gulf Coast
Paul E. Hoffman
Chapter 2: La Louisiane
La Luisiana: a Bourtcbon Colony
Alfred E. Lemmon
Chapter 3: Forming a General Geographical Idea of a Country: Mapping Louisiana from 1803 to 1820
Ralph E. Ehrenberg
Chapter 4: Mapping Louisiana in the Nineteenth Century
Mark F. Fernandez
Chapter 5: Torrents of Change: Louisiana in the Modern Age
Jason R. Wiese
Chapter 6: New Orleans through Three Centuries
John T. Magill
Selected Readings
Price: 95.00 USD

Louisiana 1860 Agricultural Census: Volume 2, Linda L. Green

13 Louisiana 1860 Agricultural Census: Volume 2
Linda L. Green
2003, 8½x11, paper, index, 254 pp, Heritage Books
This census names only the head of the household. Often times when an individual was missed on the regular U.S. Census, he would appear on the agricultural census. These records yield unique information about how people lived. The original census listed 46 columns of information, six of which are transcribed here. They are: Name of the owner, improved acreage, unimproved acreage, cash value of the farm, value of farm implements and machinery, and value of livestock. A surname index is included. The records are presented in order by parish. This volume covers the parishes of Morehouse through Winn parishes.
Price: 28.00 USD

Abstract of Account Information of Freedman’s Savings and Trust, New Orleans, Louisiana 1866-1869, Linell H. Hardy

14 Abstract of Account Information of Freedman’s Savings and Trust, New Orleans, Louisiana 1866-1869
Linell H. Hardy
(1999), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 190 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The information herein has been abstracted from National Archives microfilm copies of the account records of the Freeman's Savings and Trust Branch of New Orleans. The Freedman's Savings and Trust catered to the African American population of the Reconstruction-Era South, and many of its depositors were former slaves. Data pertaining to plantations and former owners can be found in many records, as well as the names of spouses and family members, age, place of birth, residence, date of account application, occupations and military service if any. The entries are listed in the same order that they appear in the original documents. An index of full names has been compiled for ease of reference. Contact information is also provided for obtaining copies of the original National Archives documents. This is a valuable resource for researching African American ancestry.
Price: 22.00 USD

Bartholomew’s Song, Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey

15 Bartholomew’s Song
Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey
(2001), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 692 pp, Heritage Books
Come visit an enchanting place too long overlooked in American History, where steamboats battled difficult waters to bring life to the banks of the Arkansas and Louisiana waterway known as Bayou Bartholomew. Artfully written, this narrative flows like the landscape it describes, brimming with facts, details and family names so valuable to historians and genealogists. Beginning with the first inhabitants and a brief description of the archeological remains they left behind, the author explores the bayou through chapters like The Colonial Wilderness, Early Bayou Settlements in Southeast Arkansas, Early Bayou Settlements in Northeast Louisiana, A Steamboat Thoroughfare, A Watery Land, Hunters and their Prey, Good Times on the Bayou, and more. Part II is devoted to family histories; and lists births, deaths and marriages for hundreds of surnames including: Abraugh, Boone, Bunch, Chambliss, Crawley, Currie, Day, deYampert, Doles, Foster, Harp, Kinnaird, Robertson, Naff, Norris, Pugh, Robertson, Shackelford, Thomas and White. Twenty-three pages of notes and a twelve-page bibliography reveal and enhance the archival effort behind this book which also includes a list of the oral respondents interviewed by the author, their date of birth and the date of their meeting. An appendix lists the names of all signers of the Canal Petition to Congress by Citizens of Chicot County in 1833 and six tables contain information about commerce, population, and the names of all the steamboats documented on the Bayou Bartholomew. For Arkansas and Louisiana natives, this is a must have addition to your library, and for the curious reader, it guarantees an enjoyable and enlightening experience.
Price: 44.00 USD

Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana, Stewart Sifakis

16 Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana
Stewart Sifakis
(1992), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 158 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This work is intended to be the companion set to Frederick H. Dyer's Compendium of the War of the Rebellion for the Confederacy. Civil War historians and genealogists with ties to Louisiana will want to own this volume that details the activities of Louisiana's units in the Confederacy. Chapters are included for artillery, cavalry and infantry units that are broken down by size: battalions, batteries, companies and regiments, as well as any other special designations such as Militia, State Troops and Volunteers. Entries include (as available) the name of the unit and any nicknames or other mistaken designations; a summary of the unit's organizational details: its date and location of organization, mustering into service, the number of companies for battalion organizations, armament for artillery batteries, surrenders, paroles, exchanges and disbandment or mustering out; the first commanding officer and an alphabetical listing of the other field-grade officers; the brigade and higher-level command assignments of the unit; a listing of the battles and campaigns the unit engaged in; and suggested further reading. A bibliography, a "Battle Index," and a "Name Index" further enhance this excellent resource.
Price: 24.95 USD


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