Brasseaux, Carl A.. Acadian to Cajun: transformation of a people, 1803-1877

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

Title: Acadian to Cajun: transformation of a people, 1803-1877

Published By: Original publisher Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi. 1992. xiv, 252 p., [8] p. of plates ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Carl A. Brasseaux

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 Agriculture (240); Food preparation (252); Diet (262); Mutual aid (476); Social stratification (560); Brawls, riots, and banditry (579); Police (625); Informal in-group justice (627); Legal and judicial personnel (693); Armed forces (700); War (720); Ecclesiastical organization (790);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Starting where his previous work on Acadian history ended (see document number 5: Brasseaux, in this file), Brasseaux continues with his study of history from the period of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, when the transplanted Acadian culture began to take on a decidedly Louisiana character, to 1877, the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana, at which time '…ascriptive distinctions between Acadians and neighboring groups had become blurred, giving rise to the creation of a new people - the Cajuns' (p.xi). Although much of the focus of this book is on the Acadian involvement in the American Civil War, there are also data on Acadian folk-life in the nineteenth century, the emergence of class structure and politics in the antebellum period, cultural change and transformation as the population adapted to life in Lousiana, and politics and violence in the post Civil War era, with particular emphasis on vigilantism, and the role of the Ku Klux Klan, Knights of the White Camelia, and the White League in minority control.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. no12-006

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. 225-241) and index

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 Historian-4

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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