Creoles of Color in the Bayou Countryby Carl A. Brasseaux
This probing book, focused on the mid-eighteenth to the early
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 to the early twentieth centuries, is the first to scrutinize this multiracial group through a close study of primary resource materials.
During the antebellum period they were excluded from the state's three-tiered society--white, free people of color, and slaves. Yet Creoles of Color were a dynamic component in the region's economy, for they were self-compelled in efforts to become and integral part of the community.
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Meet the Author
Carl A. Brasseaux, a history professor at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, is the author of Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People 1803–1877 (University Press of Mississippi).
Claude F. Oubre is a professor of history and political science at Louisiana State University at Eunice.
Keith P. Fontenot is an archivist at St. Landry Parish Clerk of Courts, 27th Judicial District, Opelousas, Louisiana.
Clifton Carmen is a leading member of Southwestern Louisiana’s Creoles of Color community.
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