Carl J. Ekberg

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General Information

Name: Carl J. Ekberg

Pen Name: None

Born: 1938 in St Paul, Minnesota

Website: N/A

Email: cekberg@IllinoisState.edu


Illinois Connection

Ekberg is a professor emeritus at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carl J. Ekberg is a professor emeritus at Illinois State University and an expert on the French in colonial Illinois. He is the author of many books, including the award-winning Colonial Ste. Genevieve and French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times. He has also edited An Account of Upper Louisiana and Early Modern Europe: A Book of Source Readings.

Published Works

  • The Failure of Louis XIV's Dutch War, 1979
  • A Cultural, Geographical, and Historical Study of the Pine Ford Lake Project Area, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and St, Francois Counties, Missouri, 1981 - written with Edward P. Jelks and Joan I. Unsicker
  • LaSalle and his Legacy: Fenchmen and Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1982
  • Colonial Ste. Genevieve, French Roots in the Illinois Country, Patrice Press, 1985 - reprinted 2014
  • Excavations at the Laurens Site: probable location of Ford De Chartres, 1989 - written with Edward B. Jelks and Terrance J. Martin
  • The Legacy: A Survey of the Historical Architecture of the Town of Normal, 1998 - written with Ann Patton Malone and William D. Walters
  • French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times, University of Illinois Press, 1998
  • Francois Valle and His World: Upper Louisiana Before Lewis and Clark, University of Missouri Press, 2002
  • Louis Bolduc: His Family and His House, 2002 - written with Anton J. Pregaldin
  • Code Noir: The Colonial Slave Laws of French Mid-America, 2005 - written with Grady Kilman and Pierre Lebeau
  • Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country, University of Illinois Press, 2007
  • A French Aristocrat in the American West: The Shattered Dreams of De Lassus De Luzières, University of Missouri, 2010
  • The Failure of Louis XIV's Dutch War, University of North Carolina Press, 2011
  • St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Lois St. Ange de Bellerive, University of Illinois Press, 2015 - written with Sharon K. Person

Titles at Your Library

Colonial Ste. Genevieve: An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier

ISBN: 1880397145
Release Date: 1996-03

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The legacy: A survey of the historical architecture of the Town of Normal

ISBN: 0962558508
Release Date: 1990

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Francois Vallé and His World: Upper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark (MISSOURI BIOGRAPHY SERIES)

ISBN: 0826214185
Release Date: 2002-11-15

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Literary Awards

French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times

  • Kemper and Leila Williams Book Prize for best book on Louisiana history, 1998

Colonial Ste. Genevieve: An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier

  • Illinois State Historical Society’s Award for Superior Achievement in Scholarship
  • Gilbert Chinard Prize
  • Best Book Award of the French Colonial Historical Society

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Carl J. Ekberg on WorldCat

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