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Tales From the Haunted SouthDark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era$
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Tiya Miles

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469626338

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.001.0001

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Madame Lalaurie

Madame Lalaurie

French Quarter Fiend

(p.48) 2 Madame Lalaurie
Tales From the Haunted South

Tiya Miles

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores the story of the “Haunted House on Royal Street,” a mansion once owned by the infamous creole slave mistress, Madame Delphine Lalaurie. The chapter recounts the history of the abuse of enslaved people in Lalaurie’s home while offering a critique of the notion that Lalaurie was an exception among female slaveholders as well as among New Orleans slaveholders. The chapter examines the role of this haunted house story in New Orleans tours and contemporary popular culture.

Keywords:   New Orleans, French Quarter, Royal Street, Madame Lalaurie, Creole, Voodoo, Torture

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