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Thadious M. Davis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835210

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869321_davis

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Politics & Paysans

Politics & Paysans

Multicultural Louisiana & the Space of the Créolité

(p.185) Chapter Four Politics & Paysans

Thadious M. Davis

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter is divided into three parts. The first part explores how when limiting black people to a specific geographical space, they continue to remain contained in the “raced” space to the exclusion of the larger society. It looks at how the Creoles, the Louisiana people of mixed races, created fluid, less segregated spaces. The cultural movement and primary destination for Creoles of Color in the nineteenth century, was France. The chapter then narrates how the 1896 Plessy ruling maintained segregation rules. The chapter also discusses the work of Louisiana poet Brenda Marie Osbey, who takes recourse to the past to rewrite history.

Keywords:   geographical space, racial space, Creoles of Color, Louisiana, Brenda Marie Osbey, France

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