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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Brasseaux, Carl A.
Acadian to Cajun: transformation of a people,
Published By: Original publisher
Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi. 1992.
xiv, 252 p.,  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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Food preparation (252);
Mutual aid (476);
Social stratification (560);
Brawls, riots, and banditry (579);
Informal in-group justice (627);
Legal and judicial personnel (693);
Armed forces (700);
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
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-241) and
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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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle, 1993
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Louisiana, United States
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