The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color

The Forgotten People Cane River s Creoles of Color An in depth study of the Cane River colony of Creoles of color examines the socioeconomic history and evolution of the minority group concentrating on the public and private lives and feelings of one

  • Title: The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color
  • Author: Gary B. Mills
  • ISBN: 9780807102879
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • An in depth study of the Cane River colony of Creoles of color examines the socioeconomic history and evolution of the minority group, concentrating on the public and private lives and feelings of one family group and their pride and achievements againstgreat odds.

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    1. This book was so informative. I learned a lot! I was especially thrilled to be able to go see the plantations of some of the families mentioned in the book.

    2. 2017 Reading Challenge - A book with a subtitleThis book is clearly well researched. There are many references to primary sources. The problem for me lies in how this historian chose to portray different aspects of this history. For one, he presents the initial relationship between an enslaved Black woman and the White French man who "rented" and then bought her as one of choice. Power dynamics nullify such a claim and to ignore this obfuscates the actual reality of enslaved women in the antebel [...]

    3. One of the few re-releases/second editions to do serious damage to the original. One of the most important aspects to the original release was Mills's willingness to use the contemporary language of race, and analyze the very fact that these "Creoles" did not consider themselves "black" or "negroes." This new edition largely takes that language out of the discussion, making it more friendly to the average reader, but also taking away from the academic value of the book. The expanded content is a [...]

    4. With the recent pop-culture spotlight on slavery provided by the movies "Django" and "12 Years a Slave" this thoroughly researched and well-written non-fiction account of the 'free people of color' of the Northwestern Louisiana area around Cane River (near Nachitoches) from colonial times through the mid-twentieth century adds another layer to our understanding of the complexity of slavery, caste, color and race as it developed in the United States. For those who read Solomon Northrup's account [...]

    5. I come from a very blessed family Thank You great grandmother CoinCoinI have learned alittle bet more about my bloodline I want to thank you for writing this book I am a Delphin and I'm even more proud of my heritage I tend to learn more I thank you for all you are and have done for our people Its important that Creole is put on legal documents because when my kids and myself say what is on legal documents they say no way if Creole was on they would understand better

    6. This was a very interesting look into the history of an extraordinarily unique American cultural group, the Creoles of Cane River's Isle Brevelle. Even though I'm not a Metoyer descendant, many of them are my cousins and I found many mentions of people in my family tree in this book. I'd recommend it to anyone with ancestry in the Natchitoches area or who simply finds the culture interesting.

    7. Excellent, thoroughly researched book about the incredible Afro-Creole people of Cane River, LA.

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