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Louisiana women : their lives and times

Author: Janet Allured; Judith F Gentry; Mary Farmer-Kaiser; Shannon L Frystak
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2009-
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of seventeen biographical essays that provides a window into the social, cultural, and geographic milieu of women's lives in Louisiana. Within the context of the historical forces that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Allured; Judith F Gentry; Mary Farmer-Kaiser; Shannon L Frystak
ISBN: 9780820329468 0820329460 9780820329475 0820329479 9780820342696 0820342696 9780820342702 082034270X
OCLC Number: 276228954
Notes: [Volume 1] does not appear on the first volume of the set.
"Mary Farmer-Kaiser ... Shannon Frystak ... both were contributors to the first volume of Louisiana women: their lives and times"--Volume 2, cover, page 4.
Volume 2 editors : Mary Farmer-Kaiser and Shannon Frystak.
Description: volumes, plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm
Contents: Marie Thérèse Coincoin : Cane River slave, slave owner, and paradox / Elizabeth Shown Mills --
The baroness Pontalba : a peculiar drama / Christina Vella --
Marie Laveau : a New Orleans Voudou priestess / Carolyn Morrow Long --
Sarah Katherine (Kate) Stone : The "agony and strife" of Civil War Louisiana / Mary Farmer-Kaiser --
Eliza Jane Nicholson : New Orleans publisher / Patricia Brady --
Kate Chopin : knowing what it means to miss New Orleans / Emily Toth --
Grace King : New Orleans literary historian / Mary Ann Wilson --
Louisa Williams Robinson, her daughters, and her granddaughters : recognizing the contributions of three generations of Coushatta women in Louisiana / Linda Langley, Claude Oubre, and Jay Precht --
Clementine Hunter : self-taught Louisiana artist / Lee Kogan --
Dorothy Dix : the world brought her its secrets / Christina Vella --
True Methodist women : reflections on the community at St. Mark's / Ellen Blue --
Cleoma Breaux Falcon : the commercialization of Cajun music / Kevin S. Fontenot and Ryan André Brasseaux --
Caroline Dormon : Louisiana's cultural conservator / Dayna Bowker Lee --
Mary Land : "when I was big enough to tote a gun, I did" / Karen Trahan Leatham --
Rowena Spencer : a study of changing gender roles in twentieth-century Louisiana medicine / Bambi L. Ray Cochran --
Oretha Castle Haley : "ain't gonna let nobody turn me around" / Shannon Frystak --
Louisiana women and Hurricane Katrina : some reflections on women's responses to the catastrophe.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Allured and Judith F. Gentry.
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With its beautifully conceived framework and its compelling, highly readable essays, Louisiana Women restores important but neglected women to the historical narrative, from the colonial period to Read more...

 
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