Placing Louisiana in the Francophone world: Opportunities and challenges

  title={Placing Louisiana in the Francophone world: Opportunities and challenges},
  author={Alexander B. Murphy},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  pages={363 - 381}
  • A. B. Murphy
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • History
  • Atlantic Studies
Abstract Louisiana has had a varied relationship with the geographical construct known as the Francophone World. Until the second half of the twentieth century, the state was only rarely associated with this particular geographical framing. Beginning in the 1960s, however, an explicit effort was made to embrace the Francophone World idea. The endeavor met with some success, yet this occurred precisely at a time when the use of French was declining in Louisiana and when concerns were mounting… 
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