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Author Thompson, Shirley Elizabeth
Title Exiles at home : the struggle to become American in Creole New Orleans / Shirley Elizabeth Thompson
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
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 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  752.733 T476    AVAILABLE    30580002730013
Descript 362 p., [19] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-349) and index
Seeking shelter under white skin -- Failing to become White -- Claiming birthright in the Creole city -- Establishing propriety in the city of sin -- Choosing to become Black
"The experiences of New Orleans' Creoles of color crystallize the problem of living on the 'color line,' a problem that W.E.B. DuBois would articulate at the dawn of the twentieth century. Exiles at home highlights the costs and benefits of becoming American, as Creoles of color passed among various racial categories and through different social spaces"--Provided by publisher
Subject Creoles -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History
Creoles -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions
Creoles -- Race identity -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Racially mixed people -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History
Racially mixed people -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions
Racially mixed people -- Race identity -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations
Assimilation (Sociology) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions
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