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  • French, Cajun, Creole, Houmaby Carl A. Brasseaux

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    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... more...

  • Acadianaby Carl A. Brasseaux; Philip Gould

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    In two hundred color photographs of architecture, landscapes, wildlife, and artifacts, Gould portrays the rich history still visible in the area, while Brasseaux?s engagingly written narrative covers the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century story of settlement and development in the region. Brasseaux brings the story up to date, recounting devastating... more...

  • Ruined by This Miserable Warby Carl A. Brasseaux; Katherine Carmines Mooney

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 37.95

    In March 1863, after Northern general Benjamin F. Butler demanded the recall of the French consul-general, an unabashed Confederate sympathizer, from Union-occupied New Orleans, Charles Prosper Fauconnet assumed the duties of acting consul. A seasoned diplomat who had risen slowly through the ranks in Latin America and the United States, Fauconnet... more...

  • Creoles of Color in the Bayou Countryby Carl A. Brasseaux; Claude F. Oubre; Keith P. Fontenot

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    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... more...

  • Eyes of an Eagleby Christopher Everette Cenac; Claire Domangue Joller; Carl A. Brasseaux

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 49.95

    In the year 1860, Jean-Pierre Cenac sailed from the sophisticated French city of Bordeaux to begin his new life in the city with the second busiest port of debarkation in the U.S. Two years before, he had descended the Pyrenees to Bordeaux from his home village of Barbazan-Debat, a terrain in direct contrast to the flatlands of Louisiana. He arrived... more...

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