By Carl A. Brasseaux
This e-book is the 1st to envision comprehensively the demographic progress, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana's huge Acadian group among the time of the Louisiana buy (1803), whilst the transplanted tradition started to tackle a decidedly Louisiana personality, and 1877, the tip of Reconstruction in Louisiana, whilst conventional differences among Acadians and neighboring teams had ceased to be legitimate. Serving as a version for ethnohistories of different nonliterate peoples, Acadian to Cajun finds how actual cultural heritage should be derived from replacement historic assets while basic fabrics similar to newspapers, correspondence, and diaries will not be to be had. the following, Carl A. Brasseaux assembles a composite photograph of this massive Cajun neighborhood. From civil documents, federal census studies, ecclesiastical registers, legislative acts, and electoral returns, he finds the fantastic cultural transformation of the Acadians of Nova Scotia into the Cajuns of Louisiana.
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Though such mutual aid programs were significant social institutions, they were overshadowed by the selection of godparents for the child's christening, a practice that formally allied families. In Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, Acadian brides in exogenous marriages frequently took as husbands scions of Gallicized German Creole families. Firmly bound together by cultural and blood ties, extended families constituted clans, centered on the original family property and dominated by the oldest surviving member, or patriarch.
The gulf between the petits habitants and AngloAmerican planters, merchants, and professionals was especially wide, as is demonstrated in the reminiscences of J. The typical antebellum Acadian farm's garden provided adequate amounts of corn, potatoes, and vegetables, while homegrown cattle and hogs, as well as game killed during hunting expeditions, furnished the petits habitants a proteinrich diet. Antebellum probate records indicate that Acadian males were usually skilled carpenters and blacksmiths as well.
Martinville, the St. Sometimes a priest was not able to visit remote rural areas for years, and this unofficial ceremony "held" until the child was officially baptized by a priest and was especially valued when an infant's life was in danger before it had been [officially] baptized.... Though such mutual aid programs were significant social institutions, they were overshadowed by the selection of godparents for the child's christening, a practice that formally allied families. In Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, Acadian brides in exogenous marriages frequently took as husbands scions of Gallicized German Creole families.