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Serving as a model for ethnohistories of other ...
Serving as a model for ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples, Acadian to Cajun reveals how authentic cultural history can be derived from alternative historical resources when primary materials such as newspapers, correspondence, and diaries are not available. Here, Carl A. Brasseaux assembles a composite picture of this large Cajun community. From civil records, federal census reports, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns, he reveals the astonishing cultural transformation of the Acadians of Nova Scotia into the Cajuns of Louisiana.
|1||Emergence of Classes in the Antebellum Period||3|
|2||Acadian Folk Life in the Nineteenth Century||20|
|3||Acadians and Politics, 1803-1860||45|
|4||Secession Crisis and the Civil War||58|
|5||Declining Economic Fortunes in Postbellum Louisiana||74|
|6||Cultural Integration, Transformation, and Regeneration||89|
|7||Politics and Violence in the Reconstruction Era||112|