Coupon
Hardscrabble to Hallelujah, Volume 1 : Bayou Terrebonne: Legacies of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
by Christopher Everette Cenac and Claire Domangue Joller and Carl A. Brasseaux


Overview -

This book represents the first time that the known history and a significant amount of new information has been compiled into a single written record about one of the most important eras in the south central coastal bayou parish of Terrebonne. The book makes clear the unique geographical, topographical, and sociological conditions that beckoned the first settlers who developed the large estates that became sugar plantations.  Read more...


 
Hardcover
  • $80.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 14 copies from $52.87
 
 
 

More About Hardscrabble to Hallelujah, Volume 1 by Christopher Everette Cenac; Claire Domangue Joller; Carl A. Brasseaux
 
 
 
Overview

This book represents the first time that the known history and a significant amount of new information has been compiled into a single written record about one of the most important eras in the south central coastal bayou parish of Terrebonne. The book makes clear the unique geographical, topographical, and sociological conditions that beckoned the first settlers who developed the large estates that became sugar plantations. This first of four planned volumes chronicles details about founders and their estates along Bayou Terrebonne from its headwaters in the northern civil parish to its most southerly reaches near the Gulf of Mexico. Those and other parish plantations along important waterways contributed significantly to the dominance of King Sugar in Louisiana.

The rich soils and opportunities of the area became the overriding reason many well-heeled Anglo-Americans moved there to join Francophone locals in cultivating the crop. From that nineteenth century period up to the twentieth century's side effects of World Wars I and II, Hard Scrabble to Hallelujah, Volume I: Bayou Terrebonne describes important yet widely unrecognized geography and history. Today, cultural and physical legacies such as ex-slave-founded communities and place names endure from the time that the planter society was the driving economic force of this fascinating region.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780989759410
  • ISBN-10: 0989759415
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi/J.P.C., L.L.C
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 500
  • Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds

Series: America's Third Coast

Related Categories

Books > History > United States - State & Local - South
Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > History > United States - 20th Century

 
BAM Customer Reviews