Acadiana: Louisiana's Historic Cajun Country

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LSU Press, May 18, 2011 - History - 200 pages
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In two hundred color photographs of 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 and coastal degradation.

From living-history attractions such as Vermilionville, the Acadian Village, and Longfellow-Evangeline State Park to music venues, festivals, and crawfish boils, Acadiana depicts a resilient and vibrant way of life and presents a vivid portrait of a culture that continues to captivate, charm, and endure.


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1 Pointe Coupée and Avoyelles Parishes
2 The German and Acadian Coasts
3 The LafourcheTerrebonne Area
4 The Upper Prairie Area
5 The Lower Prairie Area
6 A Different Evolutionary Trajectory 18651941
7 World War II to the Present
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A native of Acadiana, Carl A. Brasseaux is the author of more than thirty books on French North America. In June 2010, he retired as director of the Center for Louisiana Studies, director of the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism, director of the Press, professor of history, and managing editor of Louisiana History -- all at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Philip Gould is a freelance documentary/architecture photographer born in Massachusettsand raised in California's Bay Area who has made Louisiana his home and favorite subject since 1974. His photographs have been published in over a dozen books as well as periodicals from around the world.

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