According to a witness, the guns firing in the black neighborhoods sounded like a battle. Author and award-winning reporter John DeSantis uses correspondence, interviews and federal records to detail this harrowing true story.
Author: John DeSantis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
On November 23, 1887, white vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours. The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane plantations. Fear, rumor and white supremacist ideals clashed with an unprecedented labor action to create an epic tragedy. A future member of the U.S. House of Representatives was among the leaders of a mob that routed black men from houses and forced them to a stretch of railroad track, ordering them to run for their lives before gunning them down. According to a witness, the guns firing in the black neighborhoods sounded like a battle. Author and award-winning reporter John DeSantis uses correspondence, interviews and federal records to detail this harrowing true story.
The book continues with his voice as a survivor of the 1887 Thibodaux Massacre. The book is a historical biography with some fiction in the dreams of the characters in the form of creative writing by the author.
Author: Wiletta D. Ferdinand
This is the story of Jack Conrad born n 1834 and the enslaved person on the Caillouette Plantation in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The book is a historical biography that traces Jack's life from enslaved man, to Union Soldier, to his life during Reconstruction. The book continues with his voice as a survivor of the 1887 Thibodaux Massacre. The book is a historical biography with some fiction in the dreams of the characters in the form of creative writing by the author.
Then again, it's not as if Thibodaux doesn't have a history to match its musical
record, a big bad moon that rises over a catalog of gory death and
dismemberment, unrest and outrage that culminates with the memory of the
Thibodaux Massacre ...
Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: ECW Press
A veteran music journalist explores rock-n-roll’s bayou roots in “a jolting 18-track joy ride [that] unlocks secrets and back-stories worth savoring” (The Wall Street Journal). The bayou of the American south—stretching from Houston, Texas, to Mobile, Alabama—is a world all its own, with a rich cultural heritage that has had an outsized influence on musicians across the globe. In this unique study of marsh music, Dave Thompson goes beyond the storied stomping grounds of New Orleans to discover secret legends and vivid mythology in the surrounding wilderness. In Bayou Underground, the people who have called the bayou home—such as Bob Dylan, Jerry Reed, Nick Cave, Bo Didley, a one-armed Cajun backwoodsman, and gator hunter named Amos Moses—are unearthed through their own words, their lives and music, and interviews with residents from the region. Included interviews with legendary musicians like Jerry Reed and Bo Didley, Bayou Underground is part travelogue, part social history, and part lament for a way of life that has now all but disappeared.
516 The Thibodaux Massacre was the culmination of two decades of struggle
between planters and freedmen , between their conflicting versions of how sugar
production should operate , between militant employers and Cuba and Louisiana
Author: Elizabeth Abbott
Publisher: Penguin Group Canada
"Sugar" offers a compelling and surprising look at the sweet commodity, from the ways in which it Africanized the cane fields of the Caribbean to how it fueled the Industrial Revolution and jump-started the fast-food craze.
... and Ted Shine , eds . Black Theatre U . S . A . ( 1974 ) . Hughes , Langston .
Chicago Defender , June 1940 . Kleibert , Stephen . The Thibodaux Massacre of
1887 . Available online at www . dougriddle . com / essays / sk20021220 . html .
Author: Henry Louis Gates
An 8-volume reference set containing over 4,000 entries written by distinguished scholars, 'The African American National Biography' is the most significant and expansive compilation of black lives in print today.
The militia essentially ended the strike with the Thibodaux Massacre of
November 23 , 1887 , which left at least fifty blacks dead . In historian Jeffrey
Gould ' s words , the massacre “ initiated a reign of terror in the Louisiana sugar
Author: Assistant Professor of History Eric Arnesen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Bridging the gaps between African-American and labor history, this compelling study focuses on ten thousand black and white riverfront workers in New Orleans, and class and race relations through the turbulent Civil War and Reconstruction years, the racially flexible 1880s, the racially violent 1890s, and the early twentieth century's age of segregation. Arnesen explores the role of black unions in the city's larger African-American social network; the connection between race relation and union work rules; the political culture that alternately encouraged and discouraged biracial collaboration; and the rise and fall of two biracial labor federations (the Cotton Men's Executive Council from 1880 to the early 1890s, and the Dock and Cotton Council from 1901 to 1923). A pragmatic response to the reality of a racially divided work force, biracial unionism provided a strong framework for mediating racial tensions and ensuring limited cooperation across racial lines. By the early twentieth century, New Orleans' waterfront workers had forged a powerful movement that violated the basic tenets of the segregationist era. This unique study will appeal to students and scholars of African-American, labor, social, southern, or urban history.
An attempt at labor organization of the sugar workers led to the Thibodaux
Massacre of 1887, when worker strikes during the critical grinding period brought
out the state militia and resulted in dozens of deaths. The Laurel Valley sugar mill
Author: Butler, Anne
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
A culinary guidebook honoring the plantations and nearby towns stretching west of the Mississippi River to Lafayette.
3 The massacre at Thibodaux virtually ended the sugar strike of 1887 . As a
sequel , the two Cox brothers were taken from jail a day or so later and they "
disappeared . " By the beginning of December , most Negroes were back at work
Author: Charles Vincent
Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Essays on African American community's origins, development, and contributions to the Pelican State's history.
This was the infamous “ Thibodaux Massacre ” during the Sugar War of 1887.
Christian narrowly escaped death and had to flee the parish disguised as a
woman . He and about a dozen other political refugees hastily relocated to
Author: Michael S. Martin
Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Taken as a whole, the essays in this volume complicate and expand our understanding of the civil rights movement and race relations in Louisiana. They also remind us that, for all its distinctiveness, Louisiana's history mirrored much of what happened in other southern states. Contributors include: Adam Fairclough, Susan Dollar, Thomas Aiello, Justin Poche, John Kyle Day, Charles Pellegrin, Michael Wade, Shannon Frystak, Greta de Jong, and Michael S. Martin, editor.