×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau / Edition 1
     

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau / Edition 1

by Carolyn Morrow Long
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0813029740

ISBN-13: 9780813029740

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Legendary for an unusual combination of spiritual power, beauty, charisma, showmanship, intimidation, and shrewd business sense, Marie Laveau also was known for her kindness and charity, nursing yellow fever victims and ministering to condemned prisoners, and her devotion to the Roman Catholic Church. In separating verifiable fact from semi-truths and complete

Overview

Legendary for an unusual combination of spiritual power, beauty, charisma, showmanship, intimidation, and shrewd business sense, Marie Laveau also was known for her kindness and charity, nursing yellow fever victims and ministering to condemned prisoners, and her devotion to the Roman Catholic Church. In separating verifiable fact from semi-truths and complete fabrication, Carolyn Morrow Long explores the unique social, political, and legal setting in which the lives of Laveau's African and European ancestors became intertwined in nineteenth-century New Orleans.

About the Author:
Carolyn Morrow Long, a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813029740
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures     ix
List of Tables     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     xv
Definitions     xxi
Prologue: The "Laveau Legend" in Print and Performance     xxiii
Part I
The Colonial Past     3
The Antebellum City     26
Domestic Life     47
Slaves     69
Hard Times     79
Part II
Voudou     93
St. John's Eve     119
Doctor John     137
Part III
Prison Ministry     151
Final Years     165
Descendants     182
The Second Marie Laveau     190
Conclusion     207
Louisiana Writers' Project Informants     213
Notes     223
Bibliography     269
Index     289

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews