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Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times

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Moving chronologically from the colonial period to the present, this collection of seventeen biographical essays provides a window into the social, cultural, and geographic milieu of women’s lives in the state. Within the context of the historical forces that have shaped Louisiana, the contributors look at ways in which the women they profile either abided by prevailing ge...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published May 15th 2009 by University of Georgia Press (first published May 2009)
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Great history textbook supplement.

Marie Therese Coincoin -- cool info about a former slave who ended up buying back most of her children from her master (and their father), then went on to own her own slaves.

Baroness Pontalba -- This lady was AWESOME! I want to read more about her.

Marie Laveau -- Well, yeah, she's interesting.

Kate Chopin -- One of my favorites...interestingly enough, she is the second most-read female Louisiana author...and she only lived here for a few years! (First is, of cour...more
It was Amazing...lots of women who I had never heard of and a few classics.
There were some really interesting women in this book that most have never heard of. Of course there were the famous too, such as Marie Laveau. Really was interested in the Baroness Pontalba and the stories of the first women doctors in LA after WWII. Some of this can make you pretty mad, but it is good to realize how things were and are.
Beatrice Desper
Once I realized that the stories were not mini biographies, but essays, I enjoyed
the collection much more. Our book group had a good discussion and I learned more
about Louisiana that I did not know. Some good history for me since I now live here.
Jessie Kelly
Sep 21, 2009 Jessie Kelly is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
My son took a history class from Dr. Allured last spring! Great teacher and very good book so far!
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