Dianne Guenin-Lelle, Albion, Michigan, received her PhD in French literature from Louisiana State University and is a professor of French at Albion College. She is the coauthor, with Ronney Mourad, of Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon and Jeanne Guyon: Selected Writings. Her work has appeared in such journals as Louisiana History and the French Review.
This study is a must-read for historians, scholars, and teachers of
French and Francophone literature, culture, and history. It would
be a valuable resource in a course focusing on Francophone culture
and history, or the history of French colonialism in the Americas,
and in particular Louisiana.--Christa C. Jones "French Review "
How is it possible that New Orleans has remained so stubbornly different from other originally French cities in the United States like Detroit or St. Louis, as well as from those that had other foreign roots such as New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, or Tuscon? In order to explain the unique heritage of New Orleans, Dianne Guenin-Lelle points to several factors that precluded the city's assimilation into the general urban culture of the United States.--Pieter Emmer "The Journal of Southern History, Volume LXXXIII, No. 2, May 2017 "
Highly recommended.--B. M. Banta "CHOICE "