Jeanerette Museum to feature talk on Louisiana's violent past
The Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum will host a history talk, Violent Louisiana: Chaos After the Civil War, led by University of Louisiana at Lafayette Professor Michael Martin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 at 500 E. Main St. in Jeanerette.
The talk will discuss the period from the end of the Civil War until the early twentieth century. This was one of the most violent eras in Louisiana's history. Murder, mob violence, feuds, and sometimes pitched battles occurred in the countryside and small towns but also in the big city of New Orleans.
Martin, who is the director of the Center of Louisiana Studies and associate professor in UL's Department of History, leads courses at the university on Louisiana, including public history, the U. S. South, and colonial and revolutionary North America, and supervises graduate student research in those fields.
This event is suitable for teenagers and adults and is being held free of charge.
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