Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country by Carl A. Brasseaux

By Carl A. Brasseaux

Creoles of colour are rightfully one of the first households of south-western Louisiana. but in either antebellum and postbellum sessions they remained a humans thought of except the remainder of the inhabitants. Historians, demographers, sociologists, and anthropologists have given them purely scant attention.This probing e-book, enthusiastic about the mid-eighteenth to the early 20th centuries, is the 1st to scrutinize this multiracial crew via a detailed learn of basic source materials.During the antebellum interval they have been excluded from the state's three-tiered society--white, loose humans of colour, and slaves. but Creoles of colour have been a dynamic part within the region's economic climate, for they have been self-compelled in efforts to develop into and quintessential a part of the group.

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Landry Parish, Probate 516). The probate and succession records provide a picture of the relative prosperity of the deceased as well as the means of disposition for the estate, either by inheritance or by succession sale, frequently to family members. The successions of François Donato, Valerien Auzenne, and Martin Donato are illustrative. When François Donato, the son of Martin Donato and Marianne Duchesne, died in late 1837 or early January 1838, he left an estate containing a tract of land four arpents front by eighty arpents deep with a dwelling and sugar house, as well as six slaves.

Oubre; foreword by Clifton Carmon. p. cm.  155) and index.  CreolesLouisianaHistory.  CreolesLouisianaGenealogy.  Title. 3'00444dc20 94-20383 CIP British Library Cataloging-in-Publication data available Page v Contents Illustrations vii Foreword by Clifton Carmon ix Preface xi Chapter 1 Origins and Early Development 3 Chapter 2 Roots, Trunks, and Branches 14 Chapter 3 Antebellum Economic, Social, and Legal Realities 40 Chapter 4 Class and Cultural Orientation 68 Chapter 5 Vigilantes, Jayhawkers, and Postbellum Hard Times 81 Chapter 6 Conclusion 104 Appendix A: Civil Suits Involving Creoles of Color, Clerk of Court's Office, St.

Henriette Gallot, baptized October 13, 1787. 5. Jacqueline 6.

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