Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics (1991)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |  
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This program takes an unorthodox look at the colorful Byzantine political culture of Louisiana, home to governors like the legendary Huey Long and his brother Earl, Jimmie Davis, four-time elected Edwin Edwards and reactionary, figures like Judge Leander Perez and David Duke. Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics looks at the history and the contemporary condition of this political circus, from the populist tradition of the Longs, the emerging power of black people in New Orleans, and the traditional three-way split between conservative-Protestant Northern Louisiana, Cajun-Catholic Southern Louisiana, and urban New Orleans.

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Black [race], Cajun, Catholicism, conservative, governor, political-corruption, political-power, politician, Populism, Protestant