Allain, Mathe. “Not Worth a Straw”:
French Colonial Policy and the Early Years of Louisiana
(Lafayette, Louisiana: The Center for Louisiana Studies University of Southwestern Louisiana), 1988.
A detailed account of the beginnings of Louisiana.
Crété, Liliane (translated by Patrick Gregory).
Daily Life in Louisiana
1815-1830 (Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press), 1978 (translation 1981),
A very useful book! There are chapters on the Creole family, religion, amusements, life in New Orleans on the Mississippi, and society.
(New Orleans: F.F. Hansell and Brothers), 1894.
A detailed study of language and literature in Louisiana in the first two parts of the book are the most useful for this unit.
Cadging et Créoles en Louisiane
This book is well-written and thorough. Well-documented sections on music, stories, and language make this book an essential reference for studying the Creoles.
The Creole Aristocracy
(New York: Exposition Press), 1952.
An in-depth study of Creole life in Louisiana. A very useful resource.
A History of Louisiana
(Boston: D.C. Heath and Co., Publishers), 1909.
A comprehensive history of Louisiana up to statehood. Clear and well-written.
Les Francophones de Louisiane
(Paris: Editions Entente), 1977.
An interesting linguistic study of French-speaking Louisiana. In additions the author discusses CODOFIL and the efforts of the government to revive French in the state.
Une Creole (anonymous).
Souvenirs d’Amérique et de France
(Paris: Perisse Freres), (no date indicated).
Written like a diary, this book tells the story of life in Louisiana from its beginnings. Parts of this book could be read by students as part of their language study.