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Fort Toulouse : the French outpost at the Alabamas on the Coosa

Author: Daniel H Thomas
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1989.
Series: Library of Alabama classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Situated at the head of the Alabama River system--at the juncture of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers--Fort Toulouse in 1717 was planned to keep the local Indians neutral, if not loyal, to the French and contain the British in their southernmost Atlantic colonies. Both a diplomatic post and a military post. In addition to discussing geopolitical and military affairs and diplomatic relation with Indian chiefs, Thomas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel H Thomas
ISBN: 0817304215 9780817304218
OCLC Number: 18052026
Notes: "Appeared originally in the Fall 1960 issue of the Alabama historical quarterly"--Title page verso.
Description: xlii, 90 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Recent archaeological and historical research / by Gregory A. Waselkov --
The potentialities of a fort at the head of the Alabama River --
Conditions and events leading to the establishment of the post --
The construction of Fort Toulouse in 1717 --
Its military role and history --
Life on the post --
Trade at the Alabama post --
Fort Toulouse as a missionary center --
The fort as a diplomatic center --
The show down: the French and Indian War, 1754-1763 --
The fort in the treaty negotiations --
The French evacuation in 1763 and the British decision not to garrison the fort --
Sequel.
Series Title: Library of Alabama classics.
Responsibility: by Daniel H. Thomas ; with an introduction by Gregory Waselkov.

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