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contents Foreword to the Revised Edition, by H. Sophie Burton | xi Note on the Revised Edition, by Elizabeth Shown Mills | xvii Preface | xxi Acknowledgments (1977) | xxxi Prologue | 1 1. A Fusion of Roots | 8 2. A Matriarchal Legacy | 29 Photo Essay: Cane River, circa 1740–1880 | following page 57 3. Early Development of the Isle Brevelle Community | 59 4. Background of the Major Allied Families | 86 5. In Pursuit of Wealth | 128 6. The Faith of Their Fathers | 169 7. Cane River Culture | 189 8. Racism and Citizenship | 216 9. Economic and Social Decline | 247 Photo Essay: Isle Brevelle, 1940 | following page 275 Epilogue | 276 Notes | 281 Bibliography | 363 Index | 397 This page intentionally left blank charts,tables, and maps Genealogical charts Coincoin’s First Family | 16–17 Family of Coincoin and Pierre Metoyer | 32–35 Comparative tables Population Growth of Louisiana’s Free People of Color | 87 Average Farm within the Community as Compared to Average Farm within Natchitoches Parish, 1850 | 134 Population and Slave Holdings of the Community in Ratio to Parish Totals, 1790–1860 | 248 maps following first photo essay Cane River Country Plantations and Royal Concession of Marie Thérèse Coincoin Isle Brevelle—Pinpointing Early Land Grants and Major Points of Interest Cane River and Its Isles This page intentionally left blank ...

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ISBN
9780807155332
Related ISBN
9780807137130
MARC Record
OCLC
857769407
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-31
Language
English
Open Access
No
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