Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877

3.96 avg rating
( 27 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780878055838: Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana's large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), when the transplanted culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, and 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, when traditional distinctions between Acadians and neighboring groups had ceased to be valid.


Serving as a model for ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples, Acadian to Cajun reveals how authentic cultural history can be derived from alternative historical resources when primary materials such as newspapers, correspondence, and diaries are not available. Here, Carl A. Brasseaux assembles a composite picture of this large Cajun community. From civil records, federal census reports, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns, he reveals the astonishing cultural transformation of the Acadians of Nova Scotia into the Cajuns of Louisiana.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Students of Acadian history have traditionally focused their attention upon the dispersal of Nova Scotia's Acadian population in 1755 and upon the reestablishment of numerous exiles in Louisiana's bayou country. The subsequent transformation of the exile's transplanted culture in this new, and radically different, subtropical environment, on the other hand, has been completely overlooked by Acadian scholars. This work is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana's large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), when the transplanted culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, and 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, when traditional distinctions between Acadians and neighboring groups had ceased to be valid. Tracing the course of Acadian transformation is difficult because of few primary source materials, such as newspapers, correspondence, and diaries, as well as the society's widespread illiteracy. Thus the author of this volume developed innovative methodological techniques for extracting information from alternative historical resources, including civil records, federal census reports, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns. When used individually, these varied documentary resources provide a shallow, one-dimensional view of nineteenth-century Acadian/Cajun society, but, taken together, they afford a broad view of a largely nonliterate people whose contemporary oral traditions are now all but forgotten. This work serves as a model for compiling ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples.

From the Inside Flap:

A study of unusual documentary resources that disclose the processes of cultural evolution that transformed the Acadians of early Louisiana into the Cajuns of today

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Brasseaux, Carl A.
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1992. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780878055838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carl A. Brasseaux
Published by University Press of Mississippi, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, United States, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana s large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), when the transplanted culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, and 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, when traditional distinctions between Acadians and neighboring groups had ceased to be valid.Serving as a model for ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples, Acadian to Cajun reveals how authentic cultural history can be derived from alternative historical resources when primary materials such as newspapers, correspondence, and diaries are not available. Here, Carl A. Brasseaux assembles a composite picture of this large Cajun community. From civil records, federal census reports, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns, he reveals the astonishing cultural transformation of the Acadians of Nova Scotia into the Cajuns of Louisiana. Seller Inventory # AAV9780878055838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Carl A. Brasseaux
Published by University Press of Mississippi, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, United States, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana s large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), when the transplanted culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, and 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, when traditional distinctions between Acadians and neighboring groups had ceased to be valid.Serving as a model for ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples, Acadian to Cajun reveals how authentic cultural history can be derived from alternative historical resources when primary materials such as newspapers, correspondence, and diaries are not available. Here, Carl A. Brasseaux assembles a composite picture of this large Cajun community. From civil records, federal census reports, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns, he reveals the astonishing cultural transformation of the Acadians of Nova Scotia into the Cajuns of Louisiana. Seller Inventory # AAV9780878055838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Brasseaux, Carl A.
Published by University Press of Mississippi 11/1/1992 (1992)
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi 11/1/1992, 1992. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780878055838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Brasseaux, Carl A.
Published by University Press of Mississipp (2018)
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississipp, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0878055835

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Carl A. Brasseaux
Published by University Press of Mississippi, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, United States, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana s large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), when the transplanted culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, and 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, when traditional distinctions between Acadians and neighboring groups had ceased to be valid.Serving as a model for ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples, Acadian to Cajun reveals how authentic cultural history can be derived from alternative historical resources when primary materials such as newspapers, correspondence, and diaries are not available. Here, Carl A. Brasseaux assembles a composite picture of this large Cajun community. From civil records, federal census reports, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns, he reveals the astonishing cultural transformation of the Acadians of Nova Scotia into the Cajuns of Louisiana. Seller Inventory # TNP9780878055838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Brasseaux, Carl A.
Published by University Press of Mississippi (2016)
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780878055838_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Carl A. Brasseaux
Published by University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi. Paperback. Condition: New. 276 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.This book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisianas large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), when the transplanted culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, and 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, when traditional distinctions between Acadians and neighboring groups had ceased to be valid. Serving as a model for ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples, Acadian to Cajun reveals how authentic cultural history can be derived from alternative historical resources when primary materials such as newspapers, correspondence, and diaries are not available. Here, Carl A. Brasseaux assembles a composite picture of this large Cajun community. From civil records, federal census reports, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns, he reveals the astonishing cultural transformation of the Acadians of Nova Scotia into the Cajuns of Louisiana. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780878055838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Carl A. Brasseaux
Published by University Press of Mississippi (1992)
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1992. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # GM9780878055838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.69
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Brasseaux, Carl A.
Published by UNIV PR OF MISSISSIPPI (1992)
ISBN 10: 0878055835 ISBN 13: 9780878055838
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description UNIV PR OF MISSISSIPPI, 1992. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780878055838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book