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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|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Last summer, Louisiana also banned non-legal adoption, with offenders facing a penalty of $5,000 and up to five years in prison.
The result of this mission was eminently successful; a special treaty was drawn up and Spain sold Louisiana to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
People have not only ceased to purchase those old-fashioned things called books, but even to read them!
From affluence he came to want, and in his old age a fund was raised sufficient to purchase him an annuity of £600 a year.
In the yard, which was kept scrupulously neat, were flowers and plants of every description which flourishes in South Louisiana.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
If this is not done, some person who afterward wished to purchase the land might object because the recorded title was defective.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
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Cultural definitions for Louisiana Purchase
The purchase by the United States from France of the huge Louisiana Territory in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson ordered the purchase negotiations, fearing that the French, then led by Napoleon, wanted to establish an empire in North America. The French had no such ambitions but were happy to exchange their vast landholdings for cash. The area that they sold, extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, more than doubled the size of the United States.