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Brasseaux, Carl A.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 12,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Genealogy  Sources  Catalogs  Bibliography‚Ä°vCatalogs  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Local history  Military history  Registers (Lists) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: F380.A2, 976.30042
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Most widely held works about Carl A Brasseaux
 
Most widely held works by Carl A Brasseaux
The founding of New Acadia : the beginnings of Acadian life in Louisiana, 1765-1803 by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acadian to Cajun : transformation of a people, 1803-1877 by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Creoles of color in the Bayou country by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enclaves they developed kept them isolated and distinct. Cherishing wholesome family life and a deep respect for hard work, their religion, and their property, they became clannish, moving out of the mainstream. For much of their existence, as this book shows, they remained a people distinct, isolated, and apart
French, Cajun, Creole, Houma : a primer on francophone Louisiana by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this guide to the social, cultural, and linguistic variation within Louisiana's French-speaking region, Carl A. Brasseaux presents an overview of the origins and evolution of all the Francophone communities." "Brasseaux examines the impact of French immigration on Louisiana over the past three centuries. He shows how this once-undesirable outpost of the French empire became colonized by individuals ranging from criminals to entrepreneurs who went on to form a multifaceted society - one that, unlike other American melting pots, rests upon a French cultural foundation." "A product of thirty years' research French, Cajun, Creole, Houma provides a reliable and understandable guide to the ethnic roots of a region long popular as an international tourist attraction."--Jacket
Steamboats on Louisiana's Bayous : a history and directory by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first major study of a slice of the steamboat industry, showcasing a trade critically important to New Orleans's prosperity but largely forgotten in southern historiography until now. Encompassing economic, social, transportation, and environmental history, it captures the period just before the iron horse emerged as America's undisputed master of inland conveyance."--Jacket
A Comparative view of French Louisiana, 1699 and 1762 : the journals of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Jacques-Blaise d'Abbadie by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scattered to the wind : dispersal and wanderings of the Acadians, 1755-1809 by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly covers the Acadian dispersal in the United States and Canada
The "foreign French" : nineteenth-century French immigration into Louisiana by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selected bibliography of scholarly literature on colonial Louisiana and New France by Glenn R Conrad( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruined by this miserable war : the dispatches of Charles Prosper Fauconnet, a French diplomat in New Orleans, 1863-1868 by Charles Prosper Fauconnet( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In March 1863, after Northern general Benjamin F. Butler demanded the recall of the French consul-general, an unabashed Confederate sympathizer, from Union-occupied New Orleans, Charles Prosper Fauconnet assumed the duties of acting consul. A seasoned diplomat who had risen slowly through the ranks in Latin America and the United States, Fauconnet quickly and effectively repaired the rift between local French and American authorities while striving valiantly to safeguard the interests of his government and the French nationals who found themselves literally and figuratively caught in the crossfire. From 1863 through 1868, Fauconnet maintained a copybook of his official correspondence with the French Ministry of State. These confidential dispatches, collected for the first time in this valuable volume, provide not only a panoramic view of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast but also new and important information on the transnational aspects of America's Civil War. Eager to explain complicated issues to a French government concerned over the fate of one of its former territories, Fauconnet painstakingly laid out what was happening in New Orleans by drawing on war news, newspaper columns, and summaries of speeches and promises of Union commanding officers. His commentary peeled away the layers of contradiction and moral dilemmas that confronted citizens of Southern, Northern, and French heritages during the war years and early postwar period. Among the topics he considered were whether emancipated slaves deserved the same rights as naturalized citizens, the state of the cotton market, and the harassment of French-speaking immigrants by both Union and Confederate authorities. Informative and detailed, Fauconnet's communications became increasingly acerbic and uneasy as he documented and explained the Civil War to officials in his faraway homeland. Breathtaking in its geographic scope and topical breadth, thanks in part to the acute observational and reporting skills of its author, Fauconnet's correspondence offers a unique and thoroughly fascinating francophone perspective on New Orleans during some of the most tumultuous years in U.S. history."--Provided by publisher
The road to Louisiana : the Saint-Domingue refugees, 1792-1809( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A refuge for all ages : immigration in Louisiana history( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does not include immigration records (persons arriving in Louisiana)
The courthouses of Louisiana by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ain't there no more : Louisiana's disappearing coastal plain by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing account of coastal erosion, long neglect, and a man-made disaster in the Bayou State
Acadiana : Louisiana's historic Cajun country by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In two hundred color photographs of historic architecture, landscapes, wildlife, and artifacts, Gould portrays the rich history still visible in the area, while Brasseaux?s engagingly written narrative covers the eighteenth- and nineteenth- century story of settlement and development in the region. Brasseaux brings the story up to date, recounting devastating hurricanes, coastal degradation"--Front dust jacket flap
Stir the pot : the history of Cajun cuisine by Marcelle Bienvenu( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the increased popularity of Cajun foods such as gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and boudin, relatively little is known about the history of this cuisine. Stir the Pot explores its origins, its evolution from a seventeenth-century French settlement in Nova Scotia to the explosion of Cajun food onto the American dining scene over the past few decades. The authors debunk the myths surrounding Cajun food - foremost that its staples are closely guarded relics of the Cajuns' early days in Louisiana - and explain how local dishes and culinary traditions have come to embody Cajun cuisine both at home and throughout the world." -- from the publisher
The last years of French Louisiana by Marc de Villiers du Terrage( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denis-Nicolas Foucault and the New Orleans Rebellion of 1768 by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of scholarly literature on colonial Louisiana and New France by Carl A Brasseaux( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France's forgotten legion : service records of French military and administrative personnel stationed in the Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast Region, 1699-1769 by Carl A Brasseaux( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains more than seven thousand career biographies of men and women who served the French monarchy in Colonial Louisiana, as well as images, introductory and supplemental material."
 
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Acadian to Cajun : transformation of a people, 1803-1877
Alternative Names

controlled identityBourque, Antoine

Brasseaux, Carl A.

Brasseaux, Carl Anthony.

Carl A. Brasseaux Amerikaans historicus

Carl A. Brasseaux historian

Languages
English (101)

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Acadian to Cajun : transformation of a people, 1803-1877Creoles of color in the Bayou countryFrench, Cajun, Creole, Houma : a primer on francophone LouisianaSteamboats on Louisiana's Bayous : a history and directoryScattered to the wind : dispersal and wanderings of the Acadians, 1755-1809The road to Louisiana : the Saint-Domingue refugees, 1792-1809The courthouses of LouisianaAcadiana : Louisiana's historic Cajun country