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“There is on the globe one single spot, the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans …”

 Letter of Thomas Jefferson to Robert R. Livingston (the U.S. Minister to France), April 18, 1802.
On the necessity of acquiring New Orleans from France.

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Jon (Jerry) Laiche

Jon G. (Jerry) Laiche, B.A., M.A. is a historian, writer, and co-author of “1718: The Petticoat Rebellion Cookbook.”  He is a twenty-year veteran teacher and scholar, having taught courses in Louisiana, American, and World History.

In addition to his background as an historian, he has taught Religion in the High Schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and in Computer Ethics and Internet Technology at Tulane University.  Along with his academic duties, Jerry  served his schools as a technology coordinator, network administrator, librarian, and Internet guru. 

During his teaching tenure, Jerry was the recipient of two grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.  The grants were instrumental in establishing the first High School Women’s Studies program in New Orleans at Seton Academy.  Later he was honored to become the founding Director of the Archdiocesan Teacher Learning Center (Computers in the Classroom). 

For three years, he owned and operated “The Philosopher’s Stone” a bookstore on the Northshore specializing in rare and antiquarian volumes.  With his smart and beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and in continuing commemoration of the New Orleans Tri-Centennial, prepares a new work, Madame Langlois' Legacy  for publication; maintains a blog on historical, culinary, and current topics; and provides Editorial Services for local, regional, and international writers. He currently lives with his wife at Beltaine Grove, 45 miles north of New Orleans’ Lake Pontchartrain. (Rev. 8/19/2020)