Common Routes: St. Domingue - Louisiana.
- Hardback (BB)
- 01 Apr 2014
- Historic New Orleans Collection
From the earliest European contact through the present day, St. Domingue (now Haiti) and Louisiana have been bound together by shared economies, cultural enterprises, and peoples. Common Routes was published in conjunction with a ground-breaking exhibition that illuminated this shared history. Complete with full-colour reproductions of images and artefacts from the exhibition, and featuring essays by noted scholars, this volume offers stories of individuals rooted in the intersection of cultures and rerouted across oceans in search of fortune or freedom. Among the protagonists are the thousands of émigrés who settled in Louisiana in the wake of the Haitian Revolution. Their civic and artistic contributions imbued New Orleans with the unique cultural dye that marks the city’s character to this day.