Written by George Washington Cable with cover illustration by Julie Dupré Buckner
Seven unusual, true stories from Louisiana comprise George Washington Cable’s Strange True Stories of Louisiana. First published in 1888, these stories are a wealth of cultural lore and historical facts. Cable’s accounting of how he acquired the stories is equally fascinating.
Read first-hand accounts of the evil socialite Madame LaLaurie, Indians vs. immigrants, adventure by flatboat, slavery, and Louisiana law, the Civil War aftermath, and more. Stories include: The Young Aunt with White Hair; The Adventures of Francoise and Suzanne;Alix de Morainville;Salome Muller, the White Slave;The “Haunted House” in Royal Street;Attalie Brouillard; andWar Diary of a Union Woman in the South