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Losing GroundIdentity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana$
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David M. Burley

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734881

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734881.001.0001

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This Is Our Home

This Is Our Home

Attachment to the Coast

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(p.39) 4 This Is Our Home
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Losing Ground
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David M. Burley

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734881.003.0004

This chapter explores how deeply attached the Louisiana coastal residents feel to the idea of place. Louisiana started as a European settlement, and over time it changed in a different way to the rest of the U.S., giving it a certain meaning for those who called the Louisiana coast their home. The gradual loss of land along the Louisiana coast was painful for the people living there as this place served as the backdrop, or even played a role, in numerous significant events in their lives.

Keywords:   loss of land, Louisiana coast, home, European settlement, place

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