The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color

The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color

by Gary B. Mills, Elizabeth Shown Mills
     
 

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Now revised and significantly expanded, this time-honored work revisits Cane River's "forgotten people" and incorporates new findings and insight gleaned across thirty-five years of further research. This new edition provides a nuanced portrayal of the lives of Creole slaves and the roles allowed to freed people of color, tackling issues of race, gender, and slave

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Now revised and significantly expanded, this time-honored work revisits Cane River's "forgotten people" and incorporates new findings and insight gleaned across thirty-five years of further research. This new edition provides a nuanced portrayal of the lives of Creole slaves and the roles allowed to freed people of color, tackling issues of race, gender, and slave holding by former slaves. The Forgotten People corrects misassumptions about the origin of key properties in the Cane River National Heritage Area and demonstrates how historians reconstruct the lives of the enslaved, the impoverished, and the disenfranchised.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807155349
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
11/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
618,448
File size:
5 MB

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