HISL 3470 Colonial Louisiana, 1700-1812

A survey of the history of the Province of Louisiana and the Louisiana Territory under French, Spanish, and United States rule, from its discovery and settlement through establishment of the State of Louisiana in 1812. Combining lecture and seminar format, the course explores social, economic, political, and cultural developments and institutions which have contributed to the heritage and characteristics of the region. Louisiana offers a unique opportunity for the study of comparative colonial patterns, 1700-1812.