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A first-hand account of the way it was for a young girl growing up in the deep South during the Great Depression and World War II. Louisiana Grassroots aims to pass on something of the courage and determination of the grassroots men and women of my childhood in Northeast Louisiana. Unsung heroes, they endured the hardships of the Depression in the rural South, and for an encore, they fought a world war to defend our freedom. These events may seem far removed from the present, but for those of us who lived them, they are a part of the sum total of our lives the same as the happenings of today, the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, or LSU Tigers Football.

Louisiana Grassroots: Growing Up in Northeast Louisiana in the Great Depression

  • ISBN: 148970146X
    5.5 x 8.5 Paperback
    104 Pages
    Published: April 21, 2014
    Features: Illustrated

  • May Shadoin is a retired administrative staff member from the College of Engineering, Louisiana Tech Univserity. Previously, as a legal secretary, she worked with the longest serving District Attorney in the U.S. She currently lives in Ruston, Louisiana, where she serves on the library staff of the First Baptist Church.

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