Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

By: Brasseaux, Carl A.

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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.

Title: Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Author Name: Brasseaux, Carl A.

Categories: Ethnic Studies,

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi:

ISBN Number: 0878059490

ISBN Number 13: 9780878059492

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780878059492

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