New Orleans in 1940 - A Brief New Orleans History Lesson
New Orleans Documentary for History 474
The History of New Orleans
La Nouvelle-Orléans was founded by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of the Kingdom of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans.