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A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau Paperback – October 7, 2007
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--Stanford Pritchard, Middlebury, VT
"New Orleans Voudou Priestess" is organized in content-labeled chapters and includes a bibliography, a helpful guide for further study. Chapter notes and many references to the Louisiana Writers Project (LWP) organized as one of many such projects during the great depression are also invaluable resources. Of course, the book has bountiful references to Voudou in its many forms and its proximity to other beliefs, African and Haitian as well as Roman Catholicism.
In all, Carolyn Morrow Long has produced a five star book for scholars, but just as important she has produced a five star book of clean, clear prose, of accessible readability for laymen. Hurrah! for her and good for all of us who love American history.
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A lot of information was collected for this book no doubt. However it feels like the same info is repeated back to the reader all throughout. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephen Carville
I dislike this book based off the picture in itself. She was not a white woman. She was a free creole woman. Her nose was not pointy at all. Read morePublished 3 months ago by niraboo
Thoroughly researched book about life in 19th C. New OrleansPublished 4 months ago by Veronica Zingarelli
If you are a fan or just interested in learning about the queen of voodoo this is a great readPublished 6 months ago by Kathy petrilli
I was in New Orleans for a few days and I became very interested in all the voodoo and the Marie Laveau legend from the brief descriptions that I heard from tour guides. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fruzsi Danko
Long is a meticulous researcher sifting through the tattered threads of concrete and fictional history attempting to weave a picture of truth about the infamous New Orleans voodoo... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Candice Crossley
I was disappointed by this book. I don't remember much else about it except that I was disappointed upon receiving and then reading it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kara
Excellent and well-researched! Long uncovers and debunks many of the myths about Marie Laveau. Even after stripping away the myth, Laveau was an incredibly complex and fascinating... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Octavia Nix