Resources about French Louisiana

Louisiana French Culture

Brasseaux, Carl A. The Founding of New Acadia: The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765-1803. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1987.
Brasseaux, Carl A. and Glenn R. Conrad. The Road to Louisiana: The Saint-Domingue Refugees, 1792-1809. Lafayette, LA: USL, 1992.
Crete, Liliane. Daily Life in Louisiana, 1815-1830. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1978.
Hanger, Kimberly S. Bounded Lives, Bounded Places: Free Black Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769-1803. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997.
Glenn Conrad, Editor. A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography. Lafayette, LA: Louisiana Historical Association, 1988.
Wall, Bennett, et. al. Louisiana: A History. 3rd ed. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1997.

Web Resources
Bibliography on French in Louisiana. Council for the Development of French in Louisiana
The Louisiana Purchase: a heritage explored. LSU Special Collections
The Cabildo: the Louisiana Purchase. Louisiana State Museum. 2006
Guide to French-Language Manuscripts at Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana French Linguistics

Clermont, Guy, Michel Beniamino, and Arielle Thauvin-Chapot. Memoires francophones: la Louisiane. Limoges: PULIM, 2006.
Ditchy, Jay K. Les Acadiens louisianais et leur parler. Paris: E. Droz, 1932.
Griolet, Patrick. Cadjins et creoles en Louisiane: histoire et survivance d'une francophonie. Paris: Payot, 1986.
Oukada, Larbi. Louisiana French: An Annotated, Linguistic Bibliography. Lafayette, La: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1979.
Read, William Alexander. Louisiana-French. [Baton Rouge]: Louisiana State University Press, 1963.
Valdman, Albert. French and Creole in Louisiana. Topics in language and linguistics. New York: Plenum Press, 1997.

Journal Articles
Dubois, Sylvie. Letter Writing in French Louisiana: Interpreting Variable Spelling Conventions, 1685-1840. Written Language and Literacy. 6:1 (2003) 31-70.
Dubois, Sylvie and Megan Melancon. "Creole is, Creole ain't: Diachronic and synchronic attitudes toward Creole identity in southern Louisiana." Language in Society. 29:2 (April 2000) pp. 237-258.