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The Resource The bourgeois frontier : French towns, French traders, and American expansion, Jay Gitlin

The bourgeois frontier : French towns, French traders, and American expansion, Jay Gitlin

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The bourgeois frontier : French towns, French traders, and American expansion
Title
The bourgeois frontier
Title remainder
French towns, French traders, and American expansion
Statement of responsibility
Jay Gitlin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Histories tend to emphasize conquest by Anglo-Americans as the driving force behind the development of the American West. In this fresh interpretation, Jay Gitlin argues that the activities of the French are crucial to understanding the phenomenon of westward expansion. The Seven Years War brought an end to the French colonial enterprise in North America, but the French in towns such as New Orleans, St. Louis, and Detroit survived the transition to American rule. French traders from Mid-America such as the Chouteaus and Robidouxs of St. Louis then became agents of change in the West, perfecting a strategy of 'middle grounding' by pursuing alliances within Indian and Mexican communities in advance of American settlement and re-investing fur trade profits in land, town sites, banks, and transportation. The Bourgeois Frontier provides the missing French connection between the urban Midwest and western expansion."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Gitlin, Jay
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Lamar series in Western history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French
  • French Americans
  • West (U.S.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Ethnic relations
  • French
  • French Americans
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • United States, West
Label
The bourgeois frontier : French towns, French traders, and American expansion, Jay Gitlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The vanquished and the vanishing -- Constructing the house of Chouteau : St. Louis -- "We are well off that there are no Virginians in this quarter" : the two wests from 1763 to 1803 -- Surviving the transition to American rule -- How the West was sold -- Beyond St. Louis : negotiating the course of empire -- Managing the tribe of Chouteau -- "Avec bien du regret" : the Americanization of Creole St. Louis and French Detroit -- "La confédération perdue" : the legacy of francophone culture in mid-America -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn593242104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111jhg
  • 107d31e8-cf2a-401c-af6e-08a27cc8eeb7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593242104
Label
The bourgeois frontier : French towns, French traders, and American expansion, Jay Gitlin
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The vanquished and the vanishing -- Constructing the house of Chouteau : St. Louis -- "We are well off that there are no Virginians in this quarter" : the two wests from 1763 to 1803 -- Surviving the transition to American rule -- How the West was sold -- Beyond St. Louis : negotiating the course of empire -- Managing the tribe of Chouteau -- "Avec bien du regret" : the Americanization of Creole St. Louis and French Detroit -- "La confédération perdue" : the legacy of francophone culture in mid-America -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn593242104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111jhg
  • 107d31e8-cf2a-401c-af6e-08a27cc8eeb7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593242104

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