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03.11.06 Mills, Gary B., The Forgotten People, Cane River’s Creoles of Color, published in 1977.

Notes Concerning the Author

Gary B. Mills was professor of History at the University of Alabama.  There is a revised and expanded edition by Elizabeth Shown Mills in 2013.

Our Review

In this work, Mills tells the unknown story  of a large community of  free African-Americans in northwestern Louisiana prior to the War between the States—people who owned vast  plantation acres and hundreds of slaves and lived   well-educated,  cultured, and peaceful  lives.

Availability of this book

The book is readily available new and used in both the 1977 version and the 2013 re-publication.  To view the offering from Amazon, click below: