The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveaux

A Study of Powerful Female Leadership in Nineteenth Century New Orleans

By Ina J. Fandrich

© 2005 – Routledge

344 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415762762
pub: 2014-12-22
Hardback: 9780415972505
pub: 2005-04-21

About the Book

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.

About the Series

Studies in African American History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / General
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century