Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.83
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 54%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $11.83   
  • New (3) from $28.64   
  • Used (7) from $11.83   

Overview

Who are the Creoles? The answer is not clear-cut. Of European, African, or Caribbean mixed descent, they are a people of color and Francophone dialect native to south Louisiana; and though their history dates from the late 1600s, they have been sorely neglected in the literature. Creole is a project that both defines and celebrates this ethnic identity. In fifteen essays, writers intimately involved with their subject explore the vibrant yet understudied culture of the Creole people across time — their language, literature, religion, art, food, music, folklore, professions, customs, and social barriers.

"Multicultural before there was a name, racially constructed before there was a theory, international before there was a discourse, Louisiana's Creoles have much to teach us about the specific history and production of a remarkable people as well as about the larger, overarching, fluid, and complicated issues of culture, nation, and race. This extraordinary interdisciplinary collection, wide-ranging yet judiciously focused, is a powerful and necessary addition to the twenty-first century studies of race and culture." — Thadious M. Davis, author of Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature

"Conservative or liberal, black, white, or griffe, all Louisianians should find this book a fascinating read — an insight into the complicated political and social battles that shaped our state's history and still affect our society today." — New Orleans Magazine

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Creole provides an invaluable history of Louisiana's Creole people, examining the ethnic roots of the Creoles and their mixed descent, analyzing their history and contributions, and helping define their ethnic heritage. From the use of Creole in language and literature to popular individuals of color, this provides a fine coverage.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807126011
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 690,421
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Sybil Kein is a Creole scholar, writer, and singer. She has published five poetry collections and several CDs of Creole music, and her recorded poetry is housed in the National Archives. She is a distinguished professor of English emerita of the University of Michigan

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2001

    Absolutely captivating!

    If you have an interest in the free people of color and their place in New Orleans history, then I highly recommend this book. It put into perspective how these people where treated and why many chose the paths in life they became famous for. I first chose to read this book in hopes of learning more about the lives of the infamous placees and their Quadroon balls. After reading this book I found out why they did what they did, not just the romantic notions preposed in novels set in the era. There are also many facts about early musicians of color that many people may not be aware of but will soon learn to admire. The only reason I do not rate this as an outstanding historical reference is because of the many passages in French and/or Creole that do not have an accompanying Englih translation. That not withstanding, I fully enjoyed reading the history of an almost forgotten people.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)