“The study of regionalism,” writes anthropologist William R. Ferris, “is the study of the relation between people and the places in which they live.” This book explores the history of the area located in Louisiana’s “French triangle,” detailing the history of the people who migrated to the area, including the colonial French, Germans, Acadians, refugees from Santo Domingo, and immigrants from the French Revolution. Erath, chartered in 1899, typified many of the small rural towns in Louisiana. The first settlers moving to Erath arrived in 1781.
Originally a project of the Acadian Heritage and Cultural Foundation, A Century of Acadian Culture follows the town from its early years through its development into a center of Cajun heritage. This history is anthropological in that it traces the development from wilderness to modern town, while in its coverage of the families who live there, it remains a fascinating work of history.
About the Author
Gen. Curney Dronet was born in Prairie Gregg, a town three miles south of Erath, in 1923. In many ways, the story of Erath parallels Dronet’s life experiences. He served as an elected official, military officer, civic activist, entrepreneur, education innovator, and church steward.
A CENTURY OF ACADIAN CULTURE, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CAJUN COMMUNITY:
By General Curney J. Dronet
Foreword by Robert Carriker
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
320 pp. 7 x 10
110 photos 6 maps
Bibliography Index Appendices
ISBN: 9781589800045 hc