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Laura's Family Tree

Explore the four generations of Laura's family

Four generations of Laura's family worked on this Louisiana sugar plantation. In her family were French aristocrats, war heroes, astute businesswomen, cousins who married cousins, slave-holders who were brutal as well as sensitive, hot-headed "fire-eaters," morose introverts, and farm managers, both competent and dissolute, all subjects in her Memories and all living outside the American mainstream.