The Cajuns : from Acadia to Louisiana (Book, 1979) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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The Cajuns : from Acadia to Louisiana

Author: William Faulkner Rushton
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Cajuns of Louisiana are a people descended from one of the earliest colonies of European North Americans. Their ancestors, the Acadians, established a French-speaking settlement around Canada's Bay of Fundy in 1604 -- several years before Jamestown. In 1755, their community was decimated in one of American history's most brutal and sordid episodes, known to the Cajuns as Le Grand Dérangement. English soldiers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Faulkner Rushton
ISBN: 0374118175 9780374118174 0374515573 9780374515577
OCLC Number: 4494454
Description: x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Cajunism --
Canadian roots --
Trouble in the sweet promised land --
Cajuns on the Bayou --
The first cowboy, and other prairie tales --
Texas and the oiligarchs --
Reconstructing the Cajun house --
Weaving together --
How to cook Cajun --
French accordion folk music --
"Laissez les bons temps rouler."
Responsibility: William Faulkner Rushton.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_349764
991000177229705351

Abstract:

The Cajuns of Louisiana are a people descended from one of the earliest colonies of European North Americans. Their ancestors, the Acadians, established a French-speaking settlement around Canada's Bay of Fundy in 1604 -- several years before Jamestown. In 1755, their community was decimated in one of American history's most brutal and sordid episodes, known to the Cajuns as Le Grand Dérangement. English soldiers seized the inhabitants of entire towns, arbitrarily splitting up Acadian families and shipping them south. The Cajuns traces both the Acadian roots of these staunchly independent people and the exodus of their refugee descendants into the physically and politically challenging bayou country of colonial Louisiana.
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