“The young people of today are not aware of conditions of their grandparents’ time. An effort is made on these pages to record the past in such a manner as to make this generation understand and appreciate the evolution experienced by our parish.”
—from the Preface
Histoire et Geographie des Avoyelles en Louisiane, a French text, accurately and interestingly details the history of this central Louisiana parish. In carefully researching this work, the author personally toured the region and interviewed its residents. As a result, she has produced a necessary asset to the exploration of the rich history of Louisiana and the South.
In this book, the French language links the reader to the past, to a time when the French flag flew over the area and the language was thus used more frequently in the state.
About the Author
Corinne L. Saucier, PhD, began this history while writing her doctoral dissertation, Histoire et Traditions de la Paroisse des Avoyelles (F). The translation from English to French served as chapter one of the dissertation for the degree she received in August 1949. An avid historian, Dr. Saucier is a native of Avoyelles Parish.
HISTOIRE ET GEOGRAPHIE DES AVOYELLES EN LOUISIANE
By Corinne L. Saucier, PhD
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
116 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781565546127 pb (F)