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French, Cajun, Creole, Houma: A Primer on Francophone Louisiana
In recent years, ethnographers have recognized south Louisiana as home to perhaps the most complex rural society in North America. More than a dozen French-speaking immigrant groups have been identified there, Cajuns and white Creoles being the most famous. In this guide to the amazing social, cultural, and linguistic variation within Louisiana's French-speaking region, ...more
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Louisiana State University Press
(first published February 17th 2005)
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Dec 14, 2010 Joy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people interested in history, immigrants and the history of Louisiana
I found Brasseaux's book quite interesting. Learning a little about Louisiana's past gave me a new appreciation for the area and the people who paved the way here. Unfortunately, like too many historical non-fiction books, French, Cajun, Creole, Houma: A Primer on Francophone Louisiana was a very, very dry read. I'm not sure if this was a published doctoral thesis by the author, but it certainly reads that way. It was still quite interesting to me and would be so to anyone interested in the ...more