Seven unusual, true stories from Louisiana comprise George Washington Cable’s Strange True Stories of Louisiana. First published in 1888, these stories are a wealth of cultural lore and historical facts. Cable’s accounting of how he acquired the stories is equally fascinating. Read first-hand accounts of the evil socialite Madame Lalaurie, Indians vs. immigrants, adventure by flatboat, slavery, and Louisiana law, the Civil War aftermath, and more. Stories include: The Young Aunt with White Hair; The Adventures of Francoise and Suzanne;Alix de Morainville; Salome Muller, the White Slave; The “Haunted House” in Royal Street; Attalie Brouillard; and War Diary of a Union Woman in the South.