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Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country, Brasseaux, Carl A.; Oubre, Claude F.; Fontenot, Keith P.
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Author Name:    Brasseaux, Carl A.; Oubre, Claude F.; Fontenot, Keith P.

Title:   Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    University Press of Mississippi 

ISBN Number:   0878059490 / 9780878059492

Seller ID:   ING9780878059492

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Creoles of Color are rightfully among the first families of south-western Louisiana. Yet in both antebellum and postbellum periods they remained a people considered apart from the rest of the population. Historians, demographers, sociologists, and anthropologists have given them only scant attention.

This probing book, focused on the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, is the first to scrutinize this multiracial group through a close study of primary resource materials.

During the antebellum period they were excluded from the state's three-tiered society--white, free people of color, and slaves. Yet Creoles of Color were a dynamic component in the region's economy, for they were self-compelled in efforts to become and integral part of the community.



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