Shane K. Bernard is a historian and the author of four books:

• Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History

• Tabasco: An Illustrated History (2007)

• The Cajuns: Americanization of a People (2003)

• Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues (1996)

Bernard holds degrees in English and History from the University of
Louisiana at Lafayette, and earned a Ph.D. in History from Texas A&M

He serves as historian and curator to McIlhenny Company — maker of
Tabasco brand products since 1868 — and Avery Island, Inc., on
Avery Island, Louisiana.

Bernard has discussed south Louisiana history and culture through
media outlets like the BBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, The History Channel,
and the National Geographic Society.

Bernard has two children and resides in New Iberia, Louisiana, a short
distance from the celebrated Bayou Teche

Copyright © 2008 by Shane K. Bernard. All rights reserved.

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Listen to NPR's Morning Edition interview Bernard about his book The
Cajuns: Americanization of a People.

Listen to NPR's Morning Edition interview Bernard about his research
into the history of Tabasco sauce.