Summer Reading in Louisiana History

This summer, if you find yourself craving books with compelling stories and larger-than-life figures, you may want to do some reading in Louisiana history. The history of Louisiana is colorful, to put it lightly: full of out-sized egos, flashes of conflict, and incredible culture. In many cases, the truth of many historical Louisiana episodes would seem like fiction, had it not actually happened that way.

Included on the list of recommendations below are the stories of a German slave girl, a governor committed to a mental institution, a voodoo queen, a race riot, a prison guard, the so-called "Banana King", a cartoonist, and Satchmo himself.

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