Creole Angel: The Self-Identity of the Free People of Color of Antebellum New Orleans

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This thesis is about the self-identity of antebellum New Orleans's free people of color. The emphasis of this work is that French culture, mixed Gallic and African ancestry, and freedom from slavery served as the three keys to the identity of this class of people. Taken together, these three factors separated the free people of color from the other major groups residing in New Orleans - Anglo-Americans, white Creoles and black slaves. The introduction provides an overview of the topic and states the need for this study. Chapter 1 provides a look at New Orleans from the perspective of the ... continued below

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Hobratsch, Ben Melvin August 2006.

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This thesis is about the self-identity of antebellum New Orleans's free people of color. The emphasis of this work is that French culture, mixed Gallic and African ancestry, and freedom from slavery served as the three keys to the identity of this class of people. Taken together, these three factors separated the free people of color from the other major groups residing in New Orleans - Anglo-Americans, white Creoles and black slaves. The introduction provides an overview of the topic and states the need for this study. Chapter 1 provides a look at New Orleans from the perspective of the free people of color. Chapter 2 investigates the slaveownership of these people. Chapter 3 examines the published literature of the free people of color. The conclusion summarizes the significance found in the preceding three chapters and puts their findings into a broader interpretive framework.

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Hobratsch, Ben Melvin. Creole Angel: The Self-Identity of the Free People of Color of Antebellum New Orleans, thesis, August 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5369/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .