Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877

Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877 Carl A. Brasseaux
  • Title: Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877
  • Author: Carl A. Brasseaux
  • ISBN: 9780878055838
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877 Carl A. Brasseaux Acadian to Cajun Transformation of a People This book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth cultural evolution and political involvement of Louisiana s large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchas
    This book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana s large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase 1803 , when the transplanted culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, and 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, when traditional distinctions betweThis book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana s large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase 1803 , when the transplanted culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, and 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, when traditional distinctions between Acadians and neighboring groups had ceased to be valid.Serving as a model for ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples, Acadian to Cajun reveals how authentic cultural history can be derived from alternative historical resources when primary materials such as newspapers, correspondence, and diaries are not available Here, Carl A Brasseaux assembles a composite picture of this large Cajun community From civil records, federal census reports, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns, he reveals the astonishing cultural transformation of the Acadians of Nova Scotia into the Cajuns of Louisiana.
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    1. A good introduction to Acadian culture of Louisiana in the 1800s and onwards The treatment of different aspects of the culture one chapter for folk traditions, one chapter for politics, one chapter for Civil War issues reads in a bit of a pedestrian manner, but the research seems solid and the author demonstrates a fair amount of synthesis, achieving his seeming goal of introducing the reader to the history of a local culture.

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    2. There is no greater authority on the Acadian American experience than Brasseaux this book s eye for detail and disregard of pace confirms this, for better and for worse

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