People of the Bayou: Cajun Life in Lost America
Author: Christopher Hallowell
|The sprawling marshland of the lower Mississippi has spawned one of the most interesting indigenous cultures in all America--the Cajuns. Since the eighteenth century, they have clung to their ways, including their remarkable French-based patois, their deep love of the land and water around them, their world-famous cuisine, and their enviable love of life.|
Along with his affectionate and lyrical portrait of the people he came to know, Christopher Hallowell provides a history of the region, its geology, its settlement, and the efforts of land speculators and oil companies to develop it. People of the Bayou is a haunting record of a place in transition--another corner of American culture facing assimilation into the mainstream, a way of life that may be gone before we know it.
"He thoroughly knows and respects his subject, and his writing is clean lively, and, on occasion, warmly affecting." -
"Christopher Hallowell is a skillful writer on natural history."
--Doris Grumbach, New York Times Book Review
Features: Illustrated, Maps
Physical Info: 0.45" H x 7.98" L x 5.32" W (0.43 lbs) 160 pages
Carton Quantity: 60
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
US SRP: 16.95 US
Pub Date: February 01, 2003
Christopher Hallowell’s articles on anthropology and the environment have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Time, American Heritage, Natural History, and other national publications. His books include Father to the Man and Holding Back the Sea. Mr. Hallowell teaches journalism at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York, and lives in Brooklyn.
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies | General
-Country life -Description and travel
-Hallowell, Christopher -Louisiana
-River life -Rural conditions
-Social life and customs
- Cultural Region | Southeast U.S.
- Cultural Region | South
- Demographic Orientation | Rural
- Geographic Orientation | Louisiana
OCLC Number: OCLC#57652219
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