October 12, 2021

Today in History: Louisiana

Last Updated on December 16, 2020


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

Louisiana primary source set with teacher’s guide

Louisiana resource guide

Louisiana maps

Louisiana books & articles

Louisiana correspondence, reports & other texts

Louisiana historical newspapers

Louisiana oral histories & songs

Louisiana sheet music

Pictorial Americana: Selected images of Louisiana

More Louisiana images

Louisiana legislation

Louisiana Guide to Law Online

Related primary source sets

More U.S. state primary source collections

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