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Blume, Helmut. The German Coast during the Colonial Era 1722-1803.Translated, edited and annotated by Ellen C. Merrill. Destrehan, LA: The German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society, 1990.
Conrad, Glenn R. Saint-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands, Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. John the Baptist Parish with Genealogy and Index (1753-1803). Lafayette: The Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1972.
Deiler, J.H. The settlements of the German Coast of Louisiana and the Creoles of German descent. Philadelphia: Americana Germanicana Press, 1909.
Follett, Richard. The sugar masters: Planters and slaves in Louisiana’s cane world, 1820-1860. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005.
Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo. Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992.
Belmont F. Haydel. The Victor Haydel Creole Family: Whitney (Haydel) Plantation -- Plantation Beginnings And Early Descendants,” 3rd ed. 2009. Warminster, PA: Cooke Publishing Company.
Holmes, Jack D.L. “Indigo in Colonial Louisiana and the Floridas.” Louisiana History 8. 4 (1967): 329 - 349.
Johnson, Walter. Soul by soul. Life inside the antebellum slave market. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Menn, Joseph K. The large slaveholders of Louisiana-1860. New Orleans: Pelican Publishing Company, 1964.
Merrill, E.C. Germans of Louisiana. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2005.
Michelet, Madame J. The Story of my Childhood. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company and London: Sampson Law, Son, and Company, 1868.
Nolan, Charles E. Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, several volumes in progress. New Orleans.
Persac, Adrien (1858). Section of the Norman’s chart of the Lower Mississippi River. Reprint by the Zoe Company (2013), Laura Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana.
Rasmussen, Daniel. American uprising. The untold story of America’s largest slave revolt. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
Robichaux, Albert J., Jr. German Coast Families, European Origins and Settlement in Colonial Louisiana. Hebert Publications, Copyright by A. Robichaux, 1997.
Seck, Ibrahima. Bouki fait Gombo: A History of the Slave Community of Habitation Haydel (Whitney Plantation) Louisiana, 1750-1860. New Orleans: UNO Press, 2014.
Stein, Robert L. The French sugar business in the eighteenth century. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.
Sternberg, M.A. Along the River Road. Past and Present on Louisiana’s Historic Byway. Rev. ed. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.
Thomas, Hugh. The Slave Trade. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.
Thrasher, Albert. On to New Orleans: Louisiana’s Heroic 1811 Slave Revolt. 2d ed. Monterey, CA: Cypress Press, 1996.
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