READING LIST

THE HISTORY PRESENTED IN THE ROOTS OF FIRE FILM IS FOLK HISTORY.
FOR SCHOLARLY WORK, PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE BOOKS. 

The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History By Christopher Hodson 

 

Acadian Driftwood: One Family and the Great Expulsion by Tyler LeBlanc

 

Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877 by Carl A. Brasseaux

 

The Acadians: A People's Story of Exile and Triumph by Dean Jobb

 

Accordions, Fiddles, Two-Step, and Swing by Ryan A. Brasseaux

 

An Amédé Ardoin Songbook BY Darrell Bourque

 

Africans In Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth-Century by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

 

Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast by Mike Tidwell

 

Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music by Ryan Brasseaux

 

Cajun Country (Folklife in the South Series) by Barry Jean Ancelet, Jay Edwards, Glen Pitre

 

Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by Ann A. Savoy

Cajun Music: Its Origins and Development (Louisiana Life Series ; No. 2) by Barry Jean Ancelet

 

Cajun and Creole Music Makers: Musiciens cadiens et creoles by Barry Jean Ancelet, Jr. Elemore Morgan

 

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World by Mark F. DeWitt

 

The Cajuns: Americanization of a People by Shane K. Bernard

 

Capitaine, Voyage Ton Flag: The Traditional Cajun Country Mardi Gras by Barry Jean Ancelet

 

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country by Carl A. Brasseaux

 

French Louisiana Music and Its Patrons: The Popularization and Transformation of a Regional Sound by Patricia Peknik

 

The Founding of New Acadia: The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana by Carl A. Brasseaux

 

Ghosts of Good Times: Louisiana Dance Halls, Past and Present by Philip Gould, Herman Fuselier 

 

Histoire musicale des acadiens: De la Nouvelle-France à la Louisiane 1604-1804 by Gerard Dole

 

The History of the Acadians of Louisiana by Zachary Richard

 

The Kingdom of Zydeco by Michael Tisserand

 

Le Grand Dérangement: Sur qui repose la responsabilité de l'expulsion des Acadiens by Placide Gaudet

 

Made in Louisiana: The Story of the Acadian Accordion by Marc Savoy

 

The Makers of Cajun Music: Musiciens cadiens et creoles (English and French Edition) by Barry Jean Ancelet 

 

Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music by Sara Le Menestrel

 

One Generation at a Time: Biography of a Cajun and Creole Music Festival by Barry Jean Ancelet, Philip Gould, Benny Graeff, David Simpson

 

Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana by Joshua C Caffrey

 

Way Down in Louisiana: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music by Todd Mouton