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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Cajuns: from Acadia to Louisiana

Published By: Original publisher New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. 1979. x, 342 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication William Faulkner Rushton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Cajuns (NO12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Life history materials (159); External migration (167); History and culture change (170); Food quest (220); Pastoral activities (233); Food preparation (252); Diet (262); Leather, textiles, and fabrics (280); Land use (311); Structures (340); Settlement patterns (361); Art (530); Spectacles (541); External relations (648); Peacemaking (728);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document William Rushton, a native Louisianian, presents an account of Cajun history and culture from the establishment of their initial settlements in Nova Scotia in the early seventeenth century to Louisiana in the 1970s. Although James Dorman expresses some reservations about this book it contains data on cultural history, values and mores, foods and food preparation, house types and architecture, weaving, music, fishing, and other economic activities. The lengthy historical section of this work is supplemented in the appendix by a detailed chronology of historical events affecting the Acadian/Cajun population starting with the early sixteenth century in Europe and America up to 1977.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. no12-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-342)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Unknown-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle, 1993

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). variable

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Louisiana, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cajuns

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