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This collection of six original essays explores the peculiar ethnic composition and history of New Orleans, which the authors persuasively argue is unique among American cities. The focus of Creole New Orleans is on the development of a colonial Franco-African culture in the city, the ways that culture was influenced by the arrival of later immigrants, and the processes...



Consisting of eight original essays by noted scholars, this volume examines the history and culture of a unique population - those peoples in the Gulf region who descended from the colonial and antebellum free persons of color and who represent the middle ground in the region's "tri-racial" social order. Although the book begins with an analysis


New People is an insightful analysis of the miscegenation of American whites and blacks from colonial times to the present, of the "new people" produced by these interracial relationships, and of the myriad ways miscegenation has affected our national culture.


Through careful research and rare antique prints and photographs this book reveals how black and red people learned to live and work together in the Americas to oppose white oppression. Here is an American story that reveals a little-known aspect of our past and shatters some myths.

Honored in 1992 as an "Outstanding Book" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States Reprinted many times since its first publication in 1991, Who Is Black? has become a staple in college and university classrooms throughout the United States, helping students understand this nation's history of miscegenation and the role that the "one-drop rule" has played in it.


Creole provides an invaluable history of Louisiana's Creole people, examining the ethnic roots of the Creoles and their mixed descent, analyzing their history and contributions, and helping define their ethnic heritage. From the use of Creole in language and literature to popular individuals of color, this provides a fine coverage.


Mills draws upon research and firsthand familiarity with the area in telling the legends of these little-known and misunderstood people. This fascinating story examines all aspects of their public and private lives and relates their development to the progress of the Can River community as a whole.


With few exceptions, the poets of Les Cenelles – the very first collection of African-American poetry – do not directly address their precarious situation in a South that was ever increasingly hostile to the racial caste to which they belonged.
Caribbean Creole-English/English-Caribbean Creole Concise Dictionary
It is 1833. In the midst of Mardi Gras , Benjamin january, a creole physician and music teacher, is playing piano at the Salle d'Orleans when the evening's festivities are interrupted - by murder.
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