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Glimpses of Black Life along Bayou Lafourche

Glimpses of Black Life along Bayou Lafourche (ISBN10: 1479747521; ISBN13: 9781479747528)
ISBN13: 978-1479747528
ISBN10: 1479747521

Summary: This book describes experiences of Black people who lived throughout the Mississippi River Bayou Lafourche Region of South Louisiana during the period 1875 1975. These writings cover four parishes (counties) including Saint James, Ascension, Assumption and Lafourche. This area of Louisiana is steeped in American history, beginning in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. The region's uniqueness is revealed as we reflect on the Great Depression and the economy, the area and its people, the cuisine, h
ealth and home remedies, folklore (customs, fads, and superstitions), homesteads and family life, the three Rs and secondhand books, the music of our lives, our "hometown heroes" and their participation in the defense of our country starting with the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War, and much more.
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Summary: This book describes experiences of Black people who lived throughout the Mississippi River Bayou Lafourche Region of South Louisiana during the period 1875 1975. These writings cover four parishes (counties) including Saint James, Ascension, Assumption and Lafourche. This area of Louisiana is steeped in American history, beginning in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. The region's uniqueness is revealed as we reflect on the Great Depression and the economy, the area and its people, the cuisine, health and home remedies, folklore (customs, fads, and superstitions), homesteads and family life, the three Rs and secondhand books, the music of our lives, our "hometown heroes" and their participation in the defense of our country starting with the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War, and much more....show less

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Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Year Published: 2012
International: No



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