History of Louisiana, From its First Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time; by E. Bunner; 273 pp; paper; 5.5x8.5; index; Published: 1842; Reprinted: 2002; ISBN: 0788422758; Item # HBB2275
History of Louisiana, From its First Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time by E. Bunner. 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.