Category - Disasters

19th Century Disasters


Major Crevasses Continue to Plague the German Coast By the turn of the 19th Century, crude levees were in place along the Mississippi River and provided a...

19th Century Disasters

Labor Strikes (1880)

In 1880, former slaves demanding better wages launched the first labor strike in Louisiana. After the strike was over, an interesting article appeared in the...

18th Century Disasters

Indian Unrest

In 1748, two savage Indian attacks of the east bank German Coast colony caused the settlers to abandon their fields, houses, and livestock and flee either to...