A New Orleans Voudou Priestess

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess

The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2006
ISBN: 9780813029740
0813029740
Characteristics: xxxvii, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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