A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau

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Description

Legendary for an unusual combination of spiritual power, beauty, charisma, showmanship, intimidation, and shrewd business sense, Marie Leveau also was known for her kindness and charity, nursing yellow fever victims and ministering to condemned prisoners, and her devotion to the Roman Catholic Church. In separating verifiable fact from semi-truths and complete fabrication, Carolyn Morrow Long explores the unique social, political, and legal setting in which the lives of Laveau's African and European ancestors became intertwined in nineteenth-century New Orleans.

Product Details

Price
$26.00  $23.40
Publisher
University Press of Florida
Publish Date
October 07, 2007
Pages
294
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780813032146
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About the Author

Carolyn Morrow Long is research associate at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Reviews

"Thanks to this writer's exhaustive, scrupulous, honest research debunking the false or questionable myths passed down through the generations, we can now be confident of what we know and do not know about Marie Laveau and her life and times in nineteenth-century New Orleans."--Gwendolyn Midlo Hall