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Loulou: Louise Olivier's Career of Cultural Activism in Louisiana
by Piazza, Marianna, M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, 60; 10845847
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis is a public history project that contains a traditional paper, as well as an accompanying documentary. Both parts of this project examine the life and work of Louise Olivier, a cultural activist during the twentieth century, and examine how her activism continues to impact Louisiana through her preservation work and impact on others. In examining Olivier’s work, through the traditional paper or documentary, one can see how her work influenced and helped create the next generation of cultural activists while also sparking the interest in traditional Louisiana Acadian customs and traditions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Skilton, Liz
Commitee: Martin, Michael, Parker, Chad
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: History
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Biographies, American history, Womens studies
Keywords: Acadian culture, Cultural activism, French, Handicraft, Louisiana
Publication Number: 10845847
ISBN: 978-1-392-04187-1
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