Louisiana's German Heritage: Louis Voss' Introductory History - Don Heinrich Tolzmann. An old Creole expression in New Orleans is: “It takes German people to do that!” This reflects the important role that German-Americans have had in the history of Louisiana. From the days of their first arrival in the early 1700s to the present time, German-Americans, who now number twelve percent of the state’s population, have played an important role in the social, cultural, economic, and political life of Louisiana, especially in New Orleans. This volume traces the history of the German society and provides an interesting chronicle of the German element in Louisiana, which is placed in the context of German-American history in general. Originally published in 1927 for the 80th anniversary of the German Society of New Orleans, Dr. Tolzmann provides a historical introduction covering recent history, including the new German Interpretive Center in New Orleans and the re-establishment of the annual German Day in New Orleans. (1927, 1994), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 144 pp.