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Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times

Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times

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ISBN-13: 9780820329475
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Series: Southern Women: Their Lives and Times Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 1,287,631
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

KAREN TRAHAN LEATHEM is a historian at the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans.

MARY FARMER-KAISER is a professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and author of Freedwomen and the Freedmen’s Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation.

PAMELA TYLER is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi.

SHANNON FRYSTAK is an associate professor of history at East Stroudsburg University and author of Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924–1967.

JANET ALLURED is a professor of history at McNeese State University, coeditor of Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume I (Georgia) and coeditor of Louisiana Legacies: Readings in the History of the Pelican State.

JUDITH F. GENTRY is a professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Janet Allured 1

Marie Thérèse Coincoin: Cane River Slave, Slave Owner, and Paradox Elizabeth Shown Mills 10

The Baroness Pontalba: A Peculiar Drama Christina Vella 30

Marie Laveau: A New Orleans Voudou Priestess Carolyn Morrow Long 54

Sarah Katherine (Kate) Stone: The "Agony and Strife" of Civil War Louisiana Mary Farmer-Kaiser 73

Eliza Jane Nicholson: New Orleans Publisher Patricia Brady 94

Kate Chopin: Knowing What It Means to Miss New Orleans Emily Toth 114

Grace King: New Orleans Literary Historian Mary Ann Wilson 137

Louisa Williams Robinson, Her Daughters, and Her Granddaughters: Recognizing the Contributions of Three Generations of Coushatta Women in Louisiana Linda Langley Claude Oubre Jay Precht 155

Clementine Hunter: Self-Taught Louisiana Artist Lee Kogan 175

Dorothy Dix: The World Brought Her Its Secrets Christina Vella 195

True Methodist Women: Reflections on the Community at St. Mark's Ellen Blue 215

Cleoma Breaux Falcon: The Commercialization of Cajun Music Kevin S. Fontenot Ryan Andre Brasseaux 237

Caroline Dormon: Louisiana's Cultural Conservator Dayna Bowker Lee 253

Mary Land: "When I Was Big Enough to Tote a Gun, I Did" Karen Trahan Leathem 270

Rowena Spencer: A Study of Changing Gender Roles in Twentieth-Century Louisiana Medicine Bambi L. Ray Cochran 286

Oretha Castle Haley: "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" Shannon Frystak 303

Louisiana Women and Hurricane Katrina: Some Reflections on Women's Responses to the Catastrophe Pamela Tyler 324

List of Contributors 343

Index 347

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