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What the community says about Africans in Colonial Louisiana
- "Although a number of important studies of American slavery have explored the formation of slave cultures in the English colonies, no book until now has undertaken a comprehensive assessment of the development of the distinctive Afro-Creole culture of colonial Louisiana. This culture, based upon a separate language community with its own folkloric, musical, religious, and historical traditions, was created by slaves brought directly from Africa to Louisiana before 1731. It still survives as the acknowledged cultural heritage of tens of thousands of people"
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in What are the best biography books"This work will be particularly interesting for scholars specializing in the South and in the various forms of cultural diffusion that went on there due to the slave trade, but it is not strictly a narrative biography. No real particular individual fully has their life story mapped out here. It is an interesting work of sociology and history, but perhaps not necessarily even a biography to begin with.""Fantastic book about the history of the slave trade in Louisiana. It's a dark piece of history but something we all need to remember. "