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The Voodoo Queen

Author : Robert Tallant
ISBN : 1455613703
Genre : New Orleans (La.)
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Category: New Orleans (La.)

The Mysterious Voodoo Queen Marie Laveaux

Author : Ina J. Fandrich
ISBN : 9781135872915
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Voodoo Queen

Author : Martha Ward
ISBN : 1604734817
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Each year, thousands of pilgrims visit the celebrated New Orleans tomb where Marie Laveau is said to lie. They seek her favors or fear her lingering influence. Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau is the first study of the Laveaus, mother and daughter of the same name. Both were legendary leaders of religious and spiritual traditions many still label as evil. The Laveaus were free women of color and prominent French-speaking Catholic Creoles. From the 1820s until the 1880s when one died and the other disappeared, gossip, fear, and fierce affection swirled about them. From the heart of the French Quarter, in dance, drumming, song, and spirit possession, they ruled the imagination of New Orleans. How did the two Maries apply their "magical" powers and uncommon business sense to shift the course of love, luck, and the law? The women understood the real crime--they had pitted their spiritual forces against the slave system of the United States. Moses-like, they led their people out of bondage and offered protection and freedom to the community of color, rich white women, enslaved families, and men condemned to hang. The curse of the Laveau family, however, followed them. Both loved men they could never marry. Both faced down the press and police who stalked them. Both countered the relentless gossip of curses, evil spirits, murders, and infant sacrifice with acts of benevolence. The book is also a detective story--who is really buried in the famous tomb in the oldest "city of the dead" in New Orleans? What scandals did the Laveau family intend to keep buried there forever? By what sleight of hand did free people of color lose their cultural identity when Americans purchased Louisiana and imposed racial apartheid upon Creole creativity? Voodoo Queen brings the improbable testimonies of saints, spirits, and never-before printed eyewitness accounts of ceremonies and magical crafts together to illuminate the lives of the two Marie Laveaus, leaders of a major, indigenous American religion.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mysterious Marie Laveau Voodoo Queen And Folk Tales Along The Mississippi

Author : Raymond J. Martinez
ISBN : 9781610278911
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The classic book on legends, lore, and unvarnished truths surrounding New Orleans' most famous Voodoo mistress—now in a modern, legible format. It also features other tales from surrounding parishes of days long gone by, an illustrated guide to palm-reading, humorous asides, and over 30 fascinating drawings and images. In addition to facts and folklore about Laveau—including revealing research into some debunked myths and unanswered questions—the book offers entertaining stories of her life and the people around the New Orleans area, such as: • Lafayette's visit to New Orleans . . . and to Marie Laveau herself? • How Marie Laveau turned hate into love for some wishful suitors • How she earned her free house on St. Ann Street, and how her death made city newspapers go wild • The man with two wives—in two languages—and therefore a roosterhead in his coatpocket • Why New Orleans doorsteps are so clean • How an utter idiot won the election for mayor of Burley Landing • The proper use of gris gris, and the meaning of palm mountains and lines • How an honest thief fooled an unsuspecting Yankee • Why zombies are created to be used as farmhands This book is presented in a quality new edition with all the illustrations from the original properly presented, as well as additional images found only in the Quaint Press edition of this well-known look into the folklore of old New Orleans.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Bradys And The Voodoo Queen

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115591419
Genre : Detective and mystery stories, American
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Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

L Immortalite

Author : T. R. Heinan
ISBN : 0615634710
Genre : Horror tales
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"A comedic meditation on what humans do to persist beyond their mortal lives, L'Immortalite is an inventive horror story that vividly brings to life the torrid landscape of old New Orleans."--Cover page [4].
Category: Horror tales

Voodoo Queen

Author : Billie Ovens
ISBN : 9781257438990
Genre : Fiction
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Voodoo Queen is a story that takes place in Lake Charles, LA. Dating 1940. In this book you will travel the roads leading deep into the swamplands where Voodoo takes place unbeknownst to many others. A young woman, Nelda, celebrates her eighteenth birthday. Little does she know that on this particular day her life will turn upside down. She is the only daughter to James and Sally Hebert. Or so they thought. When this young woman experiences things that not many do she finds that life isn't as grand as one would think for an only child of a wealthy Banker. James and Sally find that their daughter bears a mark. Making her tied to Voodoo that is thought to no longer be practiced. A woman begins to follow Nelda and her parents claiming that Nelda is her daughter. Which places fear into the Hebert family. The events that follow lead them all deep into the swamps of Louisiana into a gathering of Voodoo magic. There is human sacrifice and more that comes.
Category: Fiction

Voodoo Dreams

Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN : 9780988997455
Genre : Fiction
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New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century is a city overflowing with white aristos, black creoles, and African Slaves, a city that pulses with crowds, with commerce and with the power and spectacle of the voodoo religion. At the center of the ritual is Marie Laveau, the notorious voodoiene, worshipped and feared by blacks and whites alike. Marie's followers claimed that she walked on water and sucked poison from a snake's jowls, that she raised the dead and murdered two men. Voodoo Dreams is the spellbinding story of the woman behind the legend. Raised by her Grandmère in the Louisiana bayou, Marie ventures to New Orleans and begins a journey of self-discovery, hoping to find her lost Maman and understand the visions that haunt her dreams. Instead, she runs headlong into the brutality of slavery and oppression and into the arms of John, the voodoo doctor who promises to teach her what Grandmère will not. As she falls under his spell, John sweeps Marie into a world of voodoo ceremonies, of drama and manipulation, and of sometimes terrifying power. A mesmerizing combination of history and story telling, Voodoo Dreams was Jewell Parker Rhodes first novel and a B&N Discover Great New Writers selection.
Category: Fiction

Marie Laveau

Author : Ina Johanna Fandrich
ISBN : 9781891053207
Genre : Religion
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Ina Johanna Fandrich's book is not a biography of New Orleans' Voodoo icon Marie Laveau (1801-18881) per se, although it contains a wealth of carefully collected data about her. Rather, it explores Laveau's significance as the quintessential figure within a larger movement: the emergence of influential free women of color, women conjurers of African or racially mixed origin with strong ties to the Roman Catholic Church and a deep commitment to the spirits of their ancestors, who had considerable influence over the city despite their marginalized social and religious status. The heyday of this movement coincided with Laveau's lifetime.
Category: Religion