Becoming Cajun, Becoming American
The Acadian in American Literature From Longfellow to James Lee BurkeeBook - 2009
From antebellum times, Louisiana's unique multipartite society included a legal and social space for intermediary racial groups such as Acadians, Creoles, and Creoles of Color. In Becoming Cajun, Becoming American, Maria Hebert-Leiter explores how American writers have portrayed Acadian culture over the past 150 years. Combining a study of Acadian literary history with an examination of Acadian ethnic history in light of recent social theories, she offers insight into the Americanization process experienced by Acadians--who over time came to be known as Cajuns--during the nineteenth and twentiet.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (x, 200 pages).