• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

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A rare snow blankets the park.
NPS Photo/Ron Bolton

Did You Know?


As textile mills in the north increased their demand for cotton, the use of enslaved labor increased in cotton-growing plantations such as Oakland and Magnolia. In this way the industrial revolution in the northern states encouraged the expansion of the plantation labor systems of the south.