Today in History–December 8–the Library of Congress features Louisiana, which ratified a new state constitution on this day in 1879, reorganizing the state judiciary and moving the state capital from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Did you know that Louisianians revised and passed new constitutions ten times from 1812-1921. Find out more about the history and culture of the “Creole” state by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources.
Louisiana stories from America’s Library
Pictorial Americana: Selected images of Louisiana
Louisiana images from American Memory
More Louisiana images
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