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American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Martin Munro and Celia Britton


The Francophone Caribbean and the American South are sites born of the plantation, the common matrix for the diverse nations and territories of the circum-Caribbean. This book takes as its premise that the basic configuration of the plantation, in terms of its physical layout and the social relations it created, was largely the same in the Caribbean and the American South. Chapters written by leading authorities in the field examine the cultural, social, and historical affinities between the Francophone Caribbean and the American South, including Louisiana, which among the Southern states has ... More

Keywords: Francophone Caribbean, American South, plantations, Louisiana, creole culture, creolization, literature, music, theatre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846317538
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317200


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Munro, editor

Celia Britton, editor