Reading for 3/8

This whole first part of Fragment of A Voyage to New Orleans (1855), by Elisee Reclus, which is under the title Fragment of a Voyage to Louisiana on

The first part is a text called Putting Freedom on the Map: The Life and Work of Elisee Reclus, by John Clark, and is optional.

3/7 Update: Alternatively, the translator has sent us a longer revised version of the full text