French Roots in the Illinois Country

French Roots in the Illinois Country : The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times

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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 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 359 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0252023641
  • 9780252023644

Table of contents

French longlots in North America -- Settlements in the Illinois country -- Open-field agriculture -- Habitants, slaves, and engag es -- Tilling the land in colonial Illinois -- Agricultural commerce in the Mississippi Valley.show more

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