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From French community to Missouri town : Ste. Genevieve in the nineteenth century

Author: Bonnie Stepenoff
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Examines the historical circumstances, legal institutions, and popular customs of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri's oldest permanent settlement, to discuss how French and Spanish residents, German immigrants, and American settlers compromised on issues of education, religion, property laws, and women's rights to achieve order and community before and after the Louisiana Purchase"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stepenoff, Bonnie, 1949-
From French community to Missouri town.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006009568
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Stepenoff
ISBN: 9780826265654 0826265650
OCLC Number: 191935714
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 232 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ste. Genevieve in 1803 --
The old French aristocracy --
Americans in a French community --
German influx --
Becoming an American town --
Law and order in Ste. Genevieve --
French women in an American republic --
Slavery and freedom --
Work and family in Ste. Genevieve --
Home, church, and school --
Life, death, and remembrance --
Holidays and celebrations --
Ste. Genevieve in 1885.
Responsibility: Bonnie Stepenoff.
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Offers the history of Missouri's oldest permanent settlement to explore what it meant to be Americanized. This work traces the dramatic changes wrought by the transfer of sovereignty to show the  Read more...


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A fresh look at the transition of settlements in frontier areas. The author cogently contends that custom and habits ruled the lives of people in Ste. Genevieve, not law imposed from the outside. - Read more...

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