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

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau By Carolyn Morrow Long Cover Image
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813056487
ISBN-10: 0813056489
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication Date: December 1st, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English