Acadiana: Louisiana's Historic Cajun Country by Carl A. Brasseaux

By Carl A. Brasseaux

"Acadiana" summons up visions of a mythical and unique global of moss-draped cypress, cocoa-colored bayous, subtropical natural world, and highly spiced indigenous delicacies. The ancestral domestic of Cajuns and Creoles, this twenty-two-parish zone of south Louisiana features a vast variety of individuals, locations, and occasions. of their old and pictorial travel of the quarter, writer Carl A. Brasseaux and photographer Philip Gould discover extensive this interesting and complicated world.

As passionate documentarians of all issues Cajun and Creole, Brasseaux and Gould delve into the topography, tradition, and financial system of Acadiana.

In 200 colour images of structure, landscapes, natural world, and artifacts, Gould portrays the wealthy background nonetheless seen within the sector, whereas Brasseaux's engagingly written narrative covers the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century tale of cost and improvement within the area. Brasseaux brings the tale brand new, recounting devastating hurricanes and coastal degradation.

From living-history sights comparable to Vermilionville, the Acadian Village, and Longfellow-Evangeline kingdom Park to track venues, fairs, and crawfish boils, Acadiana depicts a resilient and colourful lifestyle and provides a bright portrait of a tradition that maintains to captivate, appeal, and endure.

For all those that are looking to discover those humans and this position, Brasseaux and Gould have supplied an insightful written and visible history.

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In the late 1970s, Mrs. Virginia McLelland, a Bordelon descendant, donated the house to the town of Marksville, which had the structure moved to its present location. P oi n t e C ou pé e a n d Avoy e l l e s Pa r i sh e s 23 A vernacular home is still inhabited along False River. Only two Cherie Quarters cabins remain on River Lake Plantation along False River in Pointe Coupée Parish. Built circa 1840, these frame structures were originally slave cabins. The quarters are best known as the birthplace of the acclaimed author and Nobel Prize–nominee Ernest J.

The rebels then joined other slaves and an undetermined number of fugitive slaves (maroons) at a predetermined rendezvous site. Marching along the river road toward New Orleans, Charles’s band grew into a small army estimated by eyewitnesses as numbering between 150 and 500 men. 5 miles) closer to Louisiana’s capital the following day. Meanwhile, Colonel Andry had mobilized the local militia company, and he led eighty militiamen into battle against the insurgents—evidently on the morning of January 10.

And, finally, in the winter of 1862–63, Union forces established Fort Butler, a military base near Donaldsonville, to preserve Federal control over the strategic confluence of the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche. Because the Confederate government had dispatched thirty-five thousand Louisiana volunteers to the eastern military theater in the early months of the conflict, the Pelican State’s Rebel commanders lacked the human resources to challenge effectively the continuing Union military dominance in the region.

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