[loo-ee-zee-an-uh, loo-uh-zee-, loo-ee-]
- a state in the S United States. 48,522 sq. mi. (125,672 sq. km). Capital: Baton Rouge. Abbreviation: LA (for use with zip code), La.
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His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
Jason Berry received a 1992 Alicia Patterson Fellowship for his coverage of demagogues in Louisiana.
In 1989, a newly registered Republican in Louisiana named David Duke won his only election by a fluke.
He was part of an extreme, racialized white faction in the Louisiana state house that was clearly dead-set against honoring King.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game
January 2, 2015
Last summer, Louisiana also banned non-legal adoption, with offenders facing a penalty of $5,000 and up to five years in prison.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
These objections were earnestly urged when we acquired Louisiana.
He would like to know what objection there was to Pennsylvanians representing Louisiana?
The account he gave of Louisiana failed not to produce its good effects.
The Canadians, who are numerous in Louisiana, are most of them at the Illinois.
I would extend the Lower Louisiana from thence down to the sea.
- a state of the southern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: originally a French colony; bought by the US in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase; chiefly low-lying. Capital: Baton Rouge. Pop: 4 496 334 (2003 est). Area: 116 368 sq km (44 930 sq miles)Abbreviation: La, (with zip code) LA
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Word Origin and History for louisiana
named 1682 by French explorer la Salle for Louis XIV of France. The name originally applied to the entire Mississippi basin.
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