AfriGeneas Creole Research Forum
In Response To: Re: Placage ()
Hey Thanks. I'll be sure to look into that. Actually, I am hooked on the real life stories of those I'm finding who lived during this time period in Louisiana. I am seeing and understanding both New Orleans and Louisiana's history in a whole new way. Things I never knew about while growing up there and attending school.
One of the greatest things about studying one's ancestral history especially about those who lived during this time period is how they were able to manage their lives as they were caught up in that " in between world" of being Creoles of Color.
I too enjoyed the movie - "Feast of All Saints" and look forward to finding other sources of information that will help me better under this particular time period in my Ancestor's lives:
Two wonder books I would recommend to those who have successfully found ancestors this far back in Louisiana's Colonial past are;
Africans in Colonial Louisiana, the development of Afro-Creole culture in the Eighteen century by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
Bounded Lives, Bounded Places- Free Clack Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769- 1803
Both have helped me to understand in greater detail, what many of my ancestors whom I've discovered might have lived and experience in Louisiana.
Several of them were actually cited in both books too.