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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, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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French Roots in the Illinois Country creates an entirely new picture of teh Illinois country as a single ethnic, economic, and cultural entity. Focusing on the French Creole communities along the Mississippi River, Carl J. Ekberg shows how land use practices such as medieval-style open-field agriculture intersected with economic and social issues ranging from the flour trade between Illinois and New Orleans to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl J Ekberg
ISBN: 0252069242 9780252069246
OCLC Number: 47038509
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.
Other Titles: Mississippi frontier in colonial times
Responsibility: Carl J. Ekberg.

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Creates a picture of the Illinois country as a single ethnic, economic, and cultural entity. Focusing on the French Creole communities along the Mississippi River, this book shows how land use  Read more...

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"A scholar's delight... Ekberg is the first historian to call attention to the unique pattern of French colonial settlement in Illinois." -- John Mack Faragher, American Historical Review "An Read more...

 
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