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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
American Creoles
Author(s):
Martin MunroCelia Britton
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317200.001

This book is concerned with the development of ‘Francophone’ Caribbean studies and the relations between the French-speaking Caribbean, including Haiti, and the American South, including Louisiana. It focuses on the notion of ‘Creoleness’, a term indicative of contact between European and African people and cultures in the Americas. The book deals primarily with the idea of Creole culture and Creole identity found in a wide range of texts.

Keywords:   Francophone Caribbean, French-speaking Caribbean, Haiti, Louisiana, American South

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