History and Culture

Articles on History and Culture

French Guiana

History Guiana

French Guiana has a long and rich history that is a reflection of the many immigrant populations that have moved through and settled over the last 500 years. As a French department, the population enjoys a rela...

Identity and Race in the Bayou Country

Louisiana is what many have come to refer to as the northern-most point of Latin America, where créolité, a Latin-based people, culture and consciousness, emerged early in the 1700s. From its earliest stages, t...

Laura Plantation

A Creole Plantation that expresses the unique culture that made Louisiana different from the American mainstream.Along the majestic Mississippi River, about fifty miles from New Orleans stands Laura Plant...

Creole in Trinidad

Trinidad was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498 on his third trip to the new world. He named the island “The Trinity” for the three hills he saw when he first landed. Spanish colonization has begun by 1...