1st Annual Louisiana Studies Conference
"Cane River / Red River History and Heritage"
Northwestern State University
September 26, 2009
Rasmussen, Dr. Shane - Introduction
Carter, Cecile Elkins - This Land Was Made for You and Me (Keynote Address)
Aiello, Dr Thomas - Violence is a Classroom: The 1972 Grambling and Southern Riots and the Trajectory of Black Southern Student Protest
Avery, Dr. George - French Influence at Los Adaes
Breedlove, Carolyn - Confluence and Divergence: Nineteenth Century Plantation Lifestyle Along Red River
Delery, Dr. Clayton - Thieves, Queers and Fruit Jars: The Community and Media Responses to the Fire at the Up Stairs Lounge
Foster, Derek W. - "Sad and happy at once...": Intolerance and Hypocrisy in Shirley Ann Grau's "The Homecoming"
Gallagher, Dr. Bernard - Trailer Trash Talks Back: John Dufresne's Louisiana Power and Light
Jones, Dr. Hardy - Blessing from a Woman of the Good God
LeBrun, W. Charlene - Salt, Nails and Prayer: Horseracing and Superstition
Rasmussen, Dr. Shane, with Margie Armstrong, Henry Edwards, Bobbie Jackson, and Lily Wilson - "Shaking out the clothes for spiders": Folklife Traditions along Louisiana's Cane River Lake
Riehm, William Henry - Material Culture of Socially Mobile Acadians in Ascension Parish Louisiana 1840-1860: Laudry Family Case Studies of Evolution into Landownership and Comfortable Wealth
Sutherlin, John W. - Louisiana's Alternative Energy Policy: How the 'Bayou State' Could Become the 'Biomass State'
Thorson-Barnett, Dr. Susan and Neeru Deep - The Atta Boy or Atta Girl Notebook: What Louisiana Students Need to Know about an Academic Portfolio
Ulentin, Anne - Opportunists or Saints? Slavery and Free Women of Color in Antebellum New Orleans
West, Melinda G. - Camp Claiborne and Segregation: The Mystery or Not of the Lee Street Riots
Williams, Dr. Arthur S. - Literature and Ethnology in the Career of Caroline Dormon