Louisiana Sojourns

The major guidebook publishers , such as Fodor and Birnbaum , have standard Louisiana and New Orleans volumes that include hotel and ... it emphasizes local culture and ethnicity , as its subtitle , A 118 | Louisiana Sojourns Travel Update.

Author: Frank de Caro

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807122408

Category: History

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A sweeping collection of observations and episodes penned by visitors to Louisiana from the sixteenth century to the 1990s, Louisiana Sojourns is—much like the state itself—a wonder to behold in its sum, and in its particulars, full of surprise and delight. The seventy-six pieces that Frank A. de Caro has selected give readers a vivid sense of how Louisiana's unique blend of Old World, South, the exotic, and quintessential America has exerted a pull and hold on travelers. Included are writings by well-known figures such as Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, Kate Chopin, John Steinbeck, Frederick Law Olmsted, Walker Percy, William Faulkner, Simone de Beauvoir, Henry Miller, John James Audubon, Calvin Trillin, Zora Neale Hurston, A. J. Liebling, William Least Heat Moon, and Frederick Turner. Dozens of other wayfarers are represented as well.
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Patina

Quoted in De Caro and Jordan, Louisiana Sojourns, 86. 25. Fragments from a minimum of thirteen rouge pots were found in a small sample from the Rising Sun Hotel stratum. For more on the history of French cosmetics, see Shannon Lee Dawdy ...

Author: Shannon Lee Dawdy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226351223

Category: Social Science

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When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the world reacted with shock on seeing residents of this distinctive city left abandoned to the floodwaters. After the last rescue was completed, a new worry arose—that New Orleans’s unique historic fabric sat in ruins, and we had lost one of the most charming old cities of the New World. In Patina, anthropologist Shannon Lee Dawdy examines what was lost and found through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Tracking the rich history and unique physicality of New Orleans, she explains how it came to adopt the nickname “the antique city.” With innovative applications of thing theory, Patina studies the influence of specific items—such as souvenirs, heirlooms, and Hurricane Katrina ruins—to explore how the city’s residents use material objects to comprehend time, history, and their connection to one another. A leading figure in archaeology of the contemporary, Dawdy draws on material evidence, archival and literary texts, and dozens of post-Katrina interviews to explore how the patina aesthetic informs a trenchant political critique. An intriguing study of the power of everyday objects, Patina demonstrates how sharing in the care of a historic landscape can unite a city’s population—despite extreme divisions of class and race—and inspire civil camaraderie based on a nostalgia that offers not a return to the past but an alternative future.
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Voodoo Queen

Fredrika Bremer, quoted in Frank deCaro and Roseann Jordan, eds., Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers' Tales and Literary Journeys (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998), 535. 8 “natural supremacy . . .” Cable 1976:26.

Author: Martha Ward

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604734812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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Each year, thousands of pilgrims visit the celebrated New Orleans tomb where Marie Laveau is said to lie. They seek her favors or fear her lingering influence. Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau is the first study of the Laveaus, mother and daughter of the same name. Both were legendary leaders of religious and spiritual traditions many still label as evil. The Laveaus were free women of color and prominent French-speaking Catholic Creoles. From the 1820s until the 1880s when one died and the other disappeared, gossip, fear, and fierce affection swirled about them. From the heart of the French Quarter, in dance, drumming, song, and spirit possession, they ruled the imagination of New Orleans. How did the two Maries apply their "magical" powers and uncommon business sense to shift the course of love, luck, and the law? The women understood the real crime--they had pitted their spiritual forces against the slave system of the United States. Moses-like, they led their people out of bondage and offered protection and freedom to the community of color, rich white women, enslaved families, and men condemned to hang. The curse of the Laveau family, however, followed them. Both loved men they could never marry. Both faced down the press and police who stalked them. Both countered the relentless gossip of curses, evil spirits, murders, and infant sacrifice with acts of benevolence. The book is also a detective story--who is really buried in the famous tomb in the oldest "city of the dead" in New Orleans? What scandals did the Laveau family intend to keep buried there forever? By what sleight of hand did free people of color lose their cultural identity when Americans purchased Louisiana and imposed racial apartheid upon Creole creativity? Voodoo Queen brings the improbable testimonies of saints, spirits, and never-before-printed eyewitness accounts of ceremonies and magical crafts together to illuminate the lives of the two Marie Laveaus, leaders of a major, indigenous American religion.
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Building the Devil s Empire

... of the State of Louisiana, the Southern Part of the State of Mississippi, and Territory of Alabama (New York: James Olmstead, 1817); both as quoted in Frank De Caro and Rosan Augusta Jordan, Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers' Tales and ...

Author: Shannon Lee Dawdy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226138435

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Building the Devil’s Empire is the first comprehensive history of New Orleans’s early years, tracing the town’s development from its origins in 1718 to its revolt against Spanish rule in 1768. Shannon Lee Dawdy’s picaresque account of New Orleans’s wild youth features a cast of strong-willed captives, thin-skinned nobles, sharp-tongued women, and carousing travelers. But she also widens her lens to reveal the port city’s global significance, examining its role in the French Empire and the Caribbean, and she concludes that by exemplifying a kind of rogue colonialism—where governments, outlaws, and capitalism become entwined—New Orleans should prompt us to reconsider our notions of how colonialism works. "[A] penetrating study of the colony's founding."—Nation “A brilliant and spirited reinterpretation of the emergence of French New Orleans. Dawdy leads us deep into the daily life of the city, and along the many paths that connected it to France, the North American interior, and the Greater Caribbean. A major contribution to our understanding of the history of the Americas and of the French Atlantic, the work is also a model of interdisciplinary research and analysis, skillfully bringing together archival research, archaeology, and literary analysis.”—Laurent Dubois, Duke University
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A Kingdom of Water

Vertical file, Louisiana Room, Archives and Special Collections, Ellender Memorial Library, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux LA. Houstoun, Matilda Charlotte. “Cruising the Marshes and Coast.” In Louisiana Sojourns: Traveler's ...

Author: J. Daniel d'Oney

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496218797

Category: History

Page: 228

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A study of how the United Houma Nation in Louisiana has successfully navigated a changing series of political and social landscapes since 1699.
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Becoming Free Remaining Free

Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 1989 . Conrad , Glenn R. , ed . Dictionary of Louisiana Biography , 2 vols . Lafayette : Center for Louisiana Studies , 1988 . De Caro , Frank , ed . Louisiana Sojourns : Travelers ...

Author: Judith Kelleher Schafer

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807128805

Category: History

Page: 230

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Louisiana state law was unique in allowing slaves to contract for their freedom and to initiate a lawsuit for liberty. Judith Kelleher Schafer describes the ingenious and remarkably sophisticated ways New Orleans slaves used the legal system to gain their independence and find a voice in a society that ordinarily gave them none. Showing that remaining free was often as challenging as becoming free, Schafer also recounts numerous cases in which free people of color were forced to use the courts to prove their status. She further documents seventeen free blacks who, when faced with deportation, amazingly sued to enslave themselves. Schafer’s impressive detective work achieves a rare feat in the historical profession—the unveiling of an entirely new facet of the slave experience in the American South.
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Inventing New Orleans

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Author: Lafcadio Hearn

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578063531

Category: History

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Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) haunted the French Quarter to cover such events as the death of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen. His descriptions of the seamy side of New Orleans, tainted with voodoo, debauchery, and mystery, made a lasting impression on America. Denizens of the Crescent City and devotees who flock there for escapades and pleasures will recognize the prevailing image of New Orleans as originally imparted by Hearn's tales of corruption, of decay and benign frivolity, and of endless partying. With his writing, he virtually invented the national perception of New Orleans as a kind of alternative reality to the United States as a whole.
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Acadian Redemption

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Author: Warren A. Perrin

Publisher: Andrepont Pub

ISBN: 0976892707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Acadian Redemption, the first biography of an Acadian exile, defines the 18th century society of Acadia into which Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard was born in 1702. The book explains his early life events and militant struggles with the British who had, for years, wanted to lay claim to the Acadians' rich lands. Subsequent chapters discuss the epic odyssey during which Beausoleil led a group of one hundred ninety-three Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the New Acadia, with the hope that his beloved Acadian culture would survive. In closing, the book discusses the repercussions of Beausoleil's life that resulted in the evolution of the Acadian culture into what is now called the "Cajun" culture and how it led to a fourteenth generation Beausoleil descendant, Warren A. Perrin, to bring a Petition seeking an apology from the British Crown in 1990. This Petition was successfully resolved on December 9, 2003, by the signing of the Queen's Royal Proclamation.
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Desire and Disaster in New Orleans

4 For examinations ofNew Orleans's construction as an image and idea in travel, literary, andother popular accounts, seeBryan, TheMyth of New Orleansin Literature; De Caroand Jordan, Louisiana Sojourns; Hearn, Inventing New Orleans; ...

Author: Lynnell L. Thomas

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822376354

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Most of the narratives packaged for New Orleans's many tourists cultivate a desire for black culture—jazz, cuisine, dance—while simultaneously targeting black people and their communities as sources and sites of political, social, and natural disaster. In this timely book, the Americanist and New Orleans native Lynnell L. Thomas delves into the relationship between tourism, cultural production, and racial politics. She carefully interprets the racial narratives embedded in tourism websites, travel guides, business periodicals, and newspapers; the thoughts of tour guides and owners; and the stories told on bus and walking tours as they were conducted both before and after Katrina. She describes how, with varying degrees of success, African American tour guides, tour owners, and tourism industry officials have used their own black heritage tours and tourism-focused businesses to challenge exclusionary tourist representations. Taking readers from the Lower Ninth Ward to the White House, Thomas highlights the ways that popular culture and public policy converge to create a mythology of racial harmony that masks a long history of racial inequality and structural inequity.
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John James Audubon

Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers' Tales and Literary Journeys. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. de Tocquevil]e,Alexis. 2000. Dcmocrary in America. Translated. edited and with an introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield and Debra ...

Author: Richard Rhodes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400043774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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John James Audubon came to America as a dapper eighteen-year-old eager to make his fortune. He had a talent for drawing and an interest in birds, and he would spend the next thirty-five years traveling to the remotest regions of his new country–often alone and on foot–to render his avian subjects on paper. The works of art he created gave the world its idea of America. They gave America its idea of itself. Here Richard Rhodes vividly depicts Audubon’s life and career: his epic wanderings; his quest to portray birds in a lifelike way; his long, anguished separations from his adored wife; his ambivalent witness to the vanishing of the wilderness. John James Audubon: The Making of an American is a magnificent achievement.
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