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Author Ward, Martha.

Title Voodoo queen : the spirited lives of Marie Laveau / by Martha Ward.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2004]
©2004
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  299.675 LEV    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 246 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-225) and index.
Contents Who in heaven or hell, Africa or France, was Marie Leveau? -- Catholic in the morning, voodoo by night -- Working wife, widow, mistress, and voodoo divorce -- Marie Laveau brings the New Orleans Saints to town -- Color schemes and protection policies on St. Ann Street -- Freedom a la mode, a la Marie -- Life in the cities of the dead -- At the altar of love and luck -- Madame Laveau's prayers, poisons, and political pull -- How John, the Devil, and Mam'zelle Marie hoodooed the media -- A tale of two sisters -- The last queen of the voodoos returns from the dead -- Postscript : events in the lives of the Marie Laveaus -- At the end : recognition and respect.
Subject Laveau, Marie, 1794-1881.
Vodou -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 1578066298
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