Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color

Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color by Sybil Kein epub pdf fb2

Title: Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color
Author: Sybil Kein
ISBN10: 0807125326
ISBN13: 978-0807125328
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (August 1, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas
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Pages: 344 pages
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Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color by Sybil Kein


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In her introduction, Sybil Kein immediately addresses perhaps the book's most important - and controversial - question: who are the Creoles? The answer is not clear-cut. Of European, African, or Caribbean mixed descent, they are a people of color and Francophone dialect native to south Lousiana; and though their history dates from the late 1600s, they have been neglected in the literature. Creole is a project that both defines and celebrates this ethnic identity. In fifteen essays, writers intimately involved with their subject explore the vibrant yet marginalized culture of the Creole people across time - their language, literature, religion, art, food, music, folklore, professions, customs, and social barriers.