Louisiana Book, The

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By Thomas M'Caleb

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

Louisiana Book, The

ABOUT Thomas M'Caleb

Thomas M'Caleb



Replete with the literature of Louisiana, this historical collection of history, poetry, essays, and fiction features writers and biographers who are among the Southis most recognized. The Louisiana Book compiles sketches of important battles and heroic figures from the Civil War era, as well as essays concerning the faults of Reconstruction. Included are two short works that debate the merits of George W. Cableis Freedmanis Case in Equity . This book also contains a copious amount of poetry from Southern women. The volume is divided into these sections: Part I - Historical Part II - Specimens of oratory Part III - Essays Part IV - Fiction Part V - Poetry ABOUT THE AUTHOR Thomas MiCaleb was born in Pendelton District, South Carolina in 1810. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and at Yale. In 1832 he settled in Louisiana and was admitted to the bar. He was a district judge until the Secession. Afterwards, he became president of the University of Louisiana (later known as Tulane) and taught international law for seventeen years.