Historically, Louisiana sugar plantations first appeared in the vicinity of New Orleans. Plantation agriculture in the area had seen an earlier emphasis on tobacco and indigo production in the 1730s. This earlier crop production history formed a plantation base upon which sugarcane could be commercially produced around 1742.
Ja’el “YaYa” Gordon returned to the show to share, teach and explain slavery in Louisiana with an emphasis on Louisiana sugarcane plantations.
Get ready for another knowledge-dropping show while learning ways to research in Louisiana.
Below are links to the 2 maps shown during this episode:
Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the United States. Compiled from the census of 1860 via https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3861e.cw0013200
- La Tourrette’s reference map of the state of Louisiana: from the original surveys of the United States, which show the townships, sections, or mile squares, Spanish grants, settlement rights & c., also the plantations with the owners’
names engraved thereon via https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4011g.ct001895
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