VOODOO IN NEW ORLEANS by Robert Tailant

VOODOO IN NEW ORLEANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Interesting investigation and straightforward handling of sensational times and tricksters, of the cult of voodooism in all its manifestations. From its first known appearances in New Orleans of 200 years ago, here are the fetishes and formulae, the rites and dances, the cures, charms and gris-gris. Here were the witch-doctors and queens, and in particular a Doctor John who acquired fame and fortune, and Marie Laveau who with her daughter dominated the weird underworld of voodoo for a century. Voodoo today, subdued but still active, from the drug store counters to the more secret practices withheld from the white world. A carefully detailed inquiry and expose which has a certain fascination -- in a special field.

Pub Date: March 19th, 1945
Publisher: Macmillan