By Carl A. Brasseaux
"Acadiana" summons up visions of a mythical and unique international of moss-draped cypress, cocoa-colored bayous, subtropical flora and fauna, and highly spiced indigenous delicacies. The ancestral domestic of Cajuns and Creoles, this twenty-two-parish zone of south Louisiana contains a extensive diversity of individuals, locations, and occasions. of their ancient and pictorial journey of the zone, writer Carl A. Brasseaux and photographer Philip Gould discover intensive this interesting and intricate world.
As passionate documentarians of all issues Cajun and Creole, Brasseaux and Gould delve into the topography, tradition, and economic system of Acadiana.
In 200 colour images of structure, landscapes, flora and fauna, and artifacts, Gould portrays the wealthy historical past nonetheless noticeable within the sector, whereas Brasseaux's engagingly written narrative covers the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century tale of payment and improvement within the area. Brasseaux brings the tale brand new, recounting devastating hurricanes and coastal degradation.
From living-history points of interest akin to Vermilionville, the Acadian Village, and Longfellow-Evangeline nation Park to song venues, gala's, and crawfish boils, Acadiana depicts a resilient and colourful lifestyle and provides a bright portrait of a tradition that keeps to captivate, allure, and endure.
For all those that are looking to discover those humans and this position, Brasseaux and Gould have supplied an insightful written and visible history.
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Acadiana: Louisiana's Historic Cajun Country by Carl A. Brasseaux