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French roots in the Illinois country : the Mississippi frontier in colonial times

Author: Carl J Ekberg
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the French Creole communities and agricultural practices on both sides of the Mississippi River, this volume provides a comprehensive history of colonial settlement in the Illinois Country. Carl Ekberg presents a completely new perspective on Illinois history by examining a number of previously unexplored issues: the medieval style open field agriculture, the first use of African slaves in the region as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ekberg, Carl J.
French roots in the Illinois country.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605548753
Online version:
Ekberg, Carl J.
French roots in the Illinois country.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607270235
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl J Ekberg
ISBN: 0252023641 9780252023644
OCLC Number: 36767608
Description: xii, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: French longlots in North America --
Settlements in the Illinois country --
Open-field agriculture --
Habitants, slaves, and engagés --
Tilling the land in colonial Illinois --
Agricultural commerce in the Mississippi Valley.
Responsibility: Carl J. Ekberg.

Abstract:

Focusing on the French Creole communities and agricultural practices on both sides of the Mississippi River, this volume provides a comprehensive history of colonial settlement in the Illinois Country. Carl Ekberg presents a completely new perspective on Illinois history by examining a number of previously unexplored issues: the medieval style open field agriculture, the first use of African slaves in the region as agricultural laborers, the flour trade between Illinois and New Orleans, and the significance of the different mentalites of French Creoles and Anglo-Americans in early Illinois.

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