A French Aristocrat in the American West: The Shattered Dreams of De Lassus De Luzieres
By: Carl J. Ekberg (author)Hardback
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A narrative of the remarkable life of Pierre-Charles de Lassus de Luzieres, who fled revolutionary France in 1790 and trekked to the America. There he founded the city of New Bourbon and became its Spanish commandant, promoted westward settlement across the Mississippi, and, perhaps most importantly wrote extensive commentaries on the Mississippi frontier at the close of the colonial era.
Carl J. Ekberg is Professor Emeritus of History at Illinois State University. He is the author of many books, most recently Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country.
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