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The Cajuns : from Acadia to Louisiana / William Faulkner Rushton.

1st ed.. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979.
ISBN 0374118175

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Subjects Acadians -- History.
Acadiens -- Histoire.
Cajuns -- Histoire.
Cajuns -- History.
Cajuns -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Cajuns -- Social life and customs.
Soziales System.
Description x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-342).
Summary 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 DeĢrangement. 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.
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."
Genre History.
Geographic Area Louisiana
Nova Scotia
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4494454
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Rushton, William Faulkner.
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