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Broken Link to Treaty of Fontainebleau[edit]

I noticed the following error. Now, it's fairly easy to fix the link to Treaty of Fontainebleau (1762). But, I wasn't sure the reason why 1763 is displayed in visible text (using a pipe), when 1762 is in the title of the target.

The rest of Louisiana became a colony of [[Spain]] after the [[Seven Years' War]] by the [[Treaty Treaty of Fontainebleau (1762)|Treaty of Fontainebleau]] of 1763.

History Stops at 1803[edit]

The history section of this article stops with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The article does not mention when and under what circumstances Louisiana became a U.S. state. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Montemanm1 (talkcontribs) 18:15, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Guess you missed this " Main article: History of Louisiana" at the top of the history section. Heiro 19:52, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Future Cities[edit]

New Corporation[edit]

  1. ''''Fairview Alpha, Louisiana'''' a city
  2. Jordan Hill, Louisiana a village
  3. Wood, Louisiana a village
  4. ''''Redoak, Louisiana'''' a city
  5. East Point, Louisiana a village
  6. 'Elm Grove, Louisiana' a town
  7. Grand Bayou, Louisiana a village
  8. Creston, Louisiana a village
  9. ''''Red Chute, Louisiana'''' a city
  10. ''''East Natchitoches, Louisiana'''' a city
  11. Derry, Louisiana

New Sellement[edit]

  1. Natchitoches, Louisiana 'town' to ''''city''''
  2. Logansport, Louisiana 'town' to ''''city''''
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New Populated Places[edit]

  1. ''''Wagon Wheel, Louisiana''''
  2. Woodwoof, Louisiana
  3. Woodfield, Louisiana
  4. Adkinsville, Louisiana
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— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dragon Rap221 (talkcontribs)

Dragon Rap221, what is the purpose of this list you've put here? What do you want discussed? Wondering, -- Infrogmation (talk) 02:39, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

this article makes no mention of the rebellion against spain and the creation of the West Florida Republic. it was it's own country for 10 days until annexed by the US — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.37.249.68 (talk) 16:44, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Lot of repeating[edit]

There is a use of two paragraphs that redundantly state the same things and some other issues:

  • "During these decades after the American Revolutionary War, more than one million enslaved African Americans underwent forced migration from the Upper South to the Deep South, two thirds of them in the slave trade. Others were transported by their masters as slaveholders moved west for new lands." and,
  • "With changing agriculture in the Upper South as planters shifted from tobacco to less labor-intensive mixed agriculture, planters had excess laborers. Many sold slaves to traders to take to the Deep South. Slaves were driven by traders overland from the Upper South or transported to New Orleans and other coastal markets by ship in the coastwise slave trade.".

The problems I see are: During "these" (who? and plural) and "decades" (also plural) should be "the" decades. There is the use of two separate paragraphs (within the same subject), and three sentences to say nearly the same thing. A suggestion:

  • During the period between the American Revolutionary War, and the ending of the Antebellum Period with the Emancipation Proclamation, more than one million slaves underwent forced migration from the Upper South to the Deep South. With a shift from tobacco to less labor intensive mixed agriculture there was an excess in laborers. Slaves were driven overland to various destinations that included New Orleans and by ship to other coastwise slave trade markets. Otr500 (talk) 01:30, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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