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  1. Veterans’ Day Salute

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    November 12, 2014 by Gina Costello

    Alex Hebert, a carpenter in civilian life, served in World War I.  His photo is found among the Dudley Turnbull,…


  2. Civil War Treasures: Party Planning: St. Landry Parish, Radical Republicans, and the Vote for the 1867 Constitutional Convention

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    August 6, 2014 by Gina Costello

    Please check out Tara Laver’s column in the Civil War Book Review, which highlights an 1867 letter from “Free People…


  3. Wedding Bells, ca. 1829

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    June 27, 2014 by Gina Costello

    June is traditionally thought of as the time for weddings, but often in 18th and 19th-century Louisiana, before the wedding…


  4. La Société Philharmonique and the Roots of Jazz

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    June 6, 2014 by Gina Costello

    By Michael Taylor, Assistant Curator of Books, LSU Libraries Special Collections In 1877, James M. Trotter, the mixed-race son of…


  5. An Impressionistic Connection

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    March 14, 2014 by Gina Costello

    By Dena Marks “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past” Graduate Assistant and doctoral candidate in English,…


  6. Re: McDonogh/Bauer collection

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    November 16, 2013 by Gina Costello

    By Dena Marks The term “emancipator” might conjure the image of a saintly champion of justice who crusades against those…


  7. Hybrid Identities

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    October 31, 2013 by Gina Costello

    Re: Rousseau collection The documents about Jeanne Marie Mallet in the Rousseau collection challenge the received notion that antebellum women…


  8. Welcome to the “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past” Blog

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    October 31, 2013 by Gina Costello

    Hello, and welcome to the “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past” blog! Over the next two…