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Constructing the House of Chouteau: St. Louis

Jay Gitlin

in The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

France's imperial officials and two ambitious merchants, Gilbert Antoine Maxent and Pierre de Laclède Liguest, were responsible for the creation of the city of St. Louis in Missouri. In 1763, Maxent ... More


The Illinois Country in Transition, 1763–1765

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Louis St. Ange de Bellerive's career during the critical years 1763–1765, as he moved his commandancy westward across the Illinois Country from Vincennes to Fort de Chartres ... More


Beyond the Laclède-Chouteau Legend

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores the importance of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive and Charles-Joseph Labuxière within the larger context of Illinois Country history and society. More specifically, it examines how St. ... More


Foundations of the St. Louis Fur Trade

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the obscure men who initiated the fur trade that emanated from St. Louis, among them Pierre Laclède Liguest, Jean-Louis Lambert dit Lafleur, and Louis Perrault. In his classic ... More


St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The standard story of St. Louis's founding tells of fur traders Pierre Laclède Liguest and Auguste Chouteau hacking a city out of wilderness. This book overturns such gauzy myths with the contrarian ... More


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