Geographical Review Volume 9-10

Geographical Review Volume 9-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... if there were freer circulation of air. Aside from New Orleans, some important settlements had been made at Tchoupitoulas, Cannes Brulees, the German Coast, Bayou Manchac, Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Second Creek, and St. Catharine's Creek at Natchez. The white population in the region was 5000 and the black was 2500 when the India Company resigned its charter. Under the new regime emigrants continued to arrive from France, Canada, and the West Indies. The character of the soil and ease of movement determined their location along the banks of the Mississippi and Red Rivers, as well as along the numerous creeks and bayous. GERMAN Srrrrnnns When the Germans who came to Law's grant learned of his fate and realized that they were abandoned in a distant part of the colony, they descended the Mississippi in a body to go home, but thc_v were prevailed to settle along the river in what are now the parishes of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist, a region first called the German Coast and a century later known as the Gold Coast, because some of the thrifty Germans b'ecame wealthy sugar planters. They were industrious, home-seeking settlers, just such as the country needed. They engaged in farming and every Saturday night took their produce 30 miles down the river to New Orleans. It was not long before their German was forgotten and they had adopted the French tongue, but they did not lose their peculiar ability to get the most out of what they had. ECONOMIC Rasounoss The natural wealth of the region was becoming apparent to the colonists after years of suppression by an unwise colonial and commercial policy. Up to the close of the first quarter of the eighteenth century attention had been given largely to hunting more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675560X
  • 9781236755605