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

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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.

About the Author

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

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813032146
ISBN-10: 0813032148
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication Date: October 7th, 2007
Pages: 336
Language: English