The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveaux: A Study of Powerful Female Leadership in Nineteenth Century New Orleans

1st Edition

Ina J. Fandrich

Routledge
Published December 22, 2014
Reference - 344 Pages - 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415762762 - CAT# Y163482
Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

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Summary

This study investigates the emergence of powerful female leadership in New Orleans' Voodoo tradition. It provides a careful examination of the cultural, historical, economic, demographic and socio-political factors that contributed both to the feminization of this religious culture and its strong female leaders.

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