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Pelican Publishing Company, Mar 1, 1984 - History - 256 pages
5 Reviews
"Interesting investigation and straightforward handling of sensational times and tricksters, of the cult of voodooism in all its manifestations. From its first known appearances in New Orleans of 200 years ago, here are the fetishes and formulae, the rites and dances, the cures, charms and gris-gris. Here were the witch-doctors and queens, and in particular a Doctor John who acquired fame and fortune, and Marie Laveau, who with her daughter dominated the weird underworld of voodoo for nearly a century."
-Kirkus Reviews "Robert Tallant speaks with authority."
-The New York Times "Much nonsense has been written about voodoo in New Orleans. . .here is a truthful and definitive picture."
-Lyle Saxton Originally published in 1946, Voodoo In New Orleans examines the origins of the cult voodooism. The lives of New Orleans's most infamous witch doctors and voodoo queens have been re-created in this well-researched account of New Orleans's dark underworld.

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User Review  - jdigilio - LibraryThing

If nothing else, this collection of hearsay, legend, and first-hand accounts of Voodoo in the Crescent City is an entertaining read. At times, it seems that the author is not able to hide his own ... Read full review

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User Review  - aestrea - LibraryThing

Though this book is loaded with inaccuracies about the religion of Vodou, it is a good reference source to have is used correctly. Many of the stereotypes highlighted in this very old book are still ... Read full review

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About the author (1984)

ROBERT TALLANT (1909-1957) was one of Louisiana's best-known authors and a participant in the WPA Writers' Project during the 1930s and 1940s. During the last years of his life, he was a lecturer in English at Newcomb College.

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