Our People and Our History: Fifty Creole Portraits

Our People and Our History: Fifty Creole Portraits by Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes epub pdf fb2

Title: Our People and Our History: Fifty Creole Portraits
Author: Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes
ISBN10: 080712740X
ISBN13: 978-0807127407
Publisher: LSU Press (October 1, 2001)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Pages: 153 pages
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Our People and Our History: Fifty Creole Portraits by Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes


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Translated and Edited by Sister Dorothea Olga McCants, Daughter of the CrossIn Our People and Our History, originally published in French in 1911 and translated into English in 1973, Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes records the lives of fifty prominent Creoles who lived in New Orleans at the end of the nineteenth century. Although he received little formal education, Desdunes -- himself a Creole -- was an articulate observer of his times and culture. His portraits of black doctors, lawyers, teachers, musicians, artists, and writers are powerful evidence of the extraordinary role that Creoles played in the cultural and political history of Louisiana.