Accession Number : ADA319890

Title :   Cultural Resources Survey of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and Jefferson Parishes Construction Items.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Nov 87,

Corporate Author : GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Shannon, George W., Jr. ; Goodwin, R. C. ; Hewitt, Lawrence L.

PDF Url : ADA319890

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 531

Abstract : Cultural resources investigations of multiple levee and revetment construction items located along the Mississippi River in St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and Jefferson parishes, Louisiana, were conducted by R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., from June to November 1987. Nine construction items investigated within the project area include Vacherie, Angelina, Reserve, Willow Bend, Montz, Waterford, and Luling revetments, and the Upper and Lower Edgard levee enlargements. The historic development of the study area, focusing on trajectories of economic change and their impact on historic man-land relationships, is reviewed. Following the presentation of a period-based chronological overview, from colonial beginnings to the industrial age, significant themes in the history of the study area are delineated. Insofar as the effect on land-use was concerned, monocrop sugar agriculture and rice production during the postbellum period clearly are the dominant themes. For that reason, historical analyses of sugar and rice production for each of the nine project areas were conducted. An analysis of land tenure also was undertaken to verify land-use patterns after the Civil War.

Descriptors :   *HISTORY, *ARCHEOLOGY, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, *LAND USE, *LOUISIANA, PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS, CONSTRUCTION, SURVEYS, PATTERNS, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, LAND AREAS, LEVEES, REVETMENTS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE