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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813032148

ISBN-13: 9780813032146

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Legendary for an unusual combination of spiritual power, beauty, charisma, showmanship, intimidation, and shrewd business sense, Marie Leveau 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

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Overview

Legendary for an unusual combination of spiritual power, beauty, charisma, showmanship, intimidation, and shrewd business sense, Marie Leveau 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.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813032146
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
437,596
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : the "Laveau Legend" in print and performance
1The colonial past3
2The antebellum city26
3Domestic life47
4Slaves69
5Hard times79
6Voudou93
7St. John's eve119
8Doctor John137
9Prison ministry151
10Final years165
11Descendants182
12The second Marie Laveau190
AppLouisiana writers' project informants213

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