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A New Orleans Voudou Priestess:  The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau
Carolyn Morrow Long
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2007
BL2490 .L66 2007

Legendary for an unusual combination of spiritual power, beauty, charisma, showmanship, intimidation, and shrewd business sense, Marie Laveau also was known for her kindness and charity, nursing yellow fever victims and ministering to condemned prisoners, and her devotion to the Roman Catholic Church.

In separating verifiable fact from semi-truths and complete fabrication, Carolyn Morrow Long explores the unique social, political, and legal setting in which the lives of Laveau's African and European ancestors became intertwined in nineteenth-century New Orleans.

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