Saint Domingue, Louisiana
From the first introduction of European influences to the present day, St. Domingue and Louisiana have been bound together by culture, economy and history. Common Routes: St. Domingue--Louisiana, a groundbreaking exhibition at the New Orleans Collection, illuminates this shared heritage. The exhibition catalogue features essays by noted scholars and illustrations that trace Louisiana's ties to the island of Hispaniola, the colony of St. Domingue and the nation of Haiti. At that cultural intersection are the stories of individuals whose search for fortune and freedom spans years and oceans--among them, the thousands of emigres who settled in Louisiana in the wake of the Haitian Revolution and whose civic and artistic contributions imbued New Orleans with its distinctive, and enduring, cultural character.
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