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RPCC History Professor Publishes Book

History professor Sarah Hyde and husband

Photo submitted by Sarah Hyde & Wendy Johnson

Gonzales, La- RPCC hosted an event on November 30th at the Gonzales Campus Library to celebrate history professor, Sarah Hyde who is now the co-author of a book titled Rebel Bayou. 

This event was hosted to allow students, faculty and staff to grab a copy of the book and get it signed by the authors.

Sarah Hyde wrote the book with her husband, Samuel Hyde. Samuel is Leon Ford Endowed Chair, professor of history, and director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University.

He is also the author of nine books, including the award-winning Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810–1935, and screenwriter of five docu-drama films.

Not only did Sarah co-write Rebel Bayou, but she is also the author of Schooling in the Antebellum South: The Rise of Public and Private Education in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and she is a professor of history at River Parishes Community College.

Historical fact and fiction merge in Rebel Bayou to create a story of hardship and hope to both entertain and educate.

To order your copy of Rebel Bayou or to simply learn more, you can visit https://ulpress.org/products/rebel-bayou.  

RPCC's Gonzales Campus is located at 925 West Edenborne Parkway Gonzales, La. 70737. 

We are so proud of you, Sarah! 

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Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

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181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

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25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764

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