War of 1812 History Matters: Intrepid Louisiana bayous pirate faded into obscurity By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Aug 4, 2015 Commentator Gary Joiner profiles a Haitian-born New Orleanian, the so-called “corsair of the Gulf,” who masterminded successful smuggling operations in the Louisiana bayous in the early 1800s. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. History Matters: Poor communication caused more turmoil in the War of 1812 By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. & Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Jan 6, 2015 Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner Treaties can put a stop to war. But as Commentator Gary Joiner points out, battles wage on after a war ends, as was the case with the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. History Matters: The Battle of New Orleans By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Jan 10, 2012 As Louisiana marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, commentator Gary Joiner explores the pivotal Battle of New Orleans.