From French Community to Missouri Town: Ste. Genevieve in the Nineteenth Century

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University of Missouri Press, 2006 - History - 232 pages
"Examines the historical circumstances, legal institutions, and popular customs of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri's oldest permanent settlement, to discuss how French and Spanish residents, German immigrants, and American settlers compromised on issues of education, religion, property laws, and women's rights to achieve order and community before and after the Louisiana Purchase"--Provided by publisher.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One Ste Genevieve in 1803
11
Chapter Two The Old French Aristocracy
26
Chapter Three Americans in a French Community
42
Chapter Four German Influx
58
Chapter Five Becoming an American Town
75
Chapter Six Law and Order in Ste Genevieve
91
Chapter Seven French omen in an American Republic
106
Chapter Nine ork and Family in Ste Genevieve
139
Chapter Ten Home Church and School
154
Chapter Eleven Life Death and Remembrance
170
Chapter Twelve Holidays and Celebrations
187
Conclusion Ste Genevieve in 1885
200
Bibliography
207
Index
219
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Chapter Eight Slavery and Freedom
121

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