The Life and Times of the Cajun Prince as Told by His Conscience


This short book, by New Orleans author Bob Crowley, recounts the fictional life and Times of Edwin Edwards, former Louisiana controversial governor, through the perspective of his conscience. The book gives an amusing account of Louisiana's most flamboyant Governor.

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A Shreve West romantic-comedy murder mystery by Norman German


Our new title Cripple Bayou Two-Step by Norman German, a bone-shaking murder mystery set in the backwaters of Lake Charles, LA.

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Out of print since 2008, Norman German's haunting novel is now available again!


Exciting second edition now available
from Dville Press!

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Where Writers Wrote In New Orleans


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"Cardy the Cardinal Finds a Home in Donaldsonville"

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Written by Mary Gehman • Illustrated by Alvin Batiste

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A Classic is Back!

The Free People of Color of New Orleans: An Introduction

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Antebellum New Orleans was home to thousands of urbane, educated and well-to-do free blacks. The French called them les gens de couleur libre, the free people of color; after the Civil War they were known as the Creoles of color, shortened today to simply Creoles. Theirs was an ambiguous status, sharing the French Language, Catholic religion and European education of the elite whites, but also keeping African and indigenous American influences from their early heritage. This is their story, rarely mentioned in conventional histories, and often misunderstood today, even by some of their descendants. The book is an easy read that lays out the chronology of events, laws and circumstances that formed the unique racial mix of New Orleans and much of Louisiana. Includes end notes, suggested bibliography, index, and a listing of family names of free people of color that appear in the early years of the Louisiana Territory. A must-have for genealogists, historians, and students of African-American history.

This is Mary`s new 2017 edition, and the only official copy produced by Mary Gehman.


Additional titles by Mary Gehman
Touring Louisiana's Great River Road
Women and New Orleans: A History
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