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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carl J. Ekberg  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in St Paul, Minnesota


-- Carl J. Ekberg on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=carl+j.+ekberg


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 onthe 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 [http://www.amazon.com/Account-Upper-Louisiana-Nicolas-Fineils/dp/0826207022/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420566348&sr=1-12 ''An Account of Upper Louisiana''] and [http://www.amazon.com/Early-modern-Europe-source-readings/dp/B000HDCC88/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420566728&sr=1-14 ''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 Joa
  • 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


Selected Titles At Your Library

Failure of louis xiv's dutch war.
ISBN: 0807896578. OCLC Number:

The University Of North C,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 2011.

Colonial Ste. Genevieve :
ISBN: 1880397145. OCLC Number:

Patrice Press,. Tucson, Ariz. :. ©1996.

The legacy :
ISBN: 0962558508. OCLC Number:

[Town of Normal],. [Normal, IL] :. [©1990]

French roots in the Illinois country :
ISBN: 0252069242. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©2000.

French Roots in the Illinois Country creates an entirely new picture of teh Illinois country as a single ethnic, economic, and cultural entity. Focusing on the French Creole communities along the Mississippi River, Carl J. Ekberg shows how land use practices such as medieval-style open-field agriculture intersected with economic and social issues ranging from the flour trade between Illinois and New Orleans to the significance of the different mentalities of French Creoles and Anglo-Americans.

François Vallé and his world :
ISBN: 0826214185. OCLC Number:

University of Missouri Press,. Columbia, MO :. ©2002.

Louis Bolduc :
ISBN: 1880397463. OCLC Number:

Patrice Press,. Tucson, Ariz. :. 2002.

Louis Bolduc was born in about 1648 in Paris. His parents were Pierre Bolduc and Gillette Pijart. He arrived in Québec in 1665. He married Elizabeth Hubert 20 August 1668. They had seven children. Their great-grandson, Louis, son of Zacharie and grandson of René, was born in about 1739 in Canada. He married Agathe Govreau 28 January 1765 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. They had four children. He married Marie Courtois in 1775 and they had two sons. Louis died 4 March 1814.

Stealing Indian women :
ISBN: 025203208X. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©2007.

The first history of Indian slavery in the Mississippi Valley during the colonial era. Based almost entirely on original source documents from the United States, France, and Spain, Carl J. Ekberg's "Stealing Indian Women" provides a novel overview of Indian slavery in the Mississippi Valley. His detailed study of a fascinating and convoluted criminal case involving various slave women and a metis (mixed-blood) woodsman named Celadon illuminates race and gender relations, Creole culture, and the lives of Indian slaves--particularly women--in ways never before possible.

A French aristocrat in the American West :
ISBN: 0826218962. OCLC Number:

University of Missouri Press,. Columbia ;. ©2010.

Biography of Frenchman who escaped the French Revolution, came to America, and founded the town of New Bourbon, leaving behind extensive commentaries on the Missouri frontier at the close of the colonial era.

Failure of louis xiv's dutch war.
ISBN: 0807896578. OCLC Number:

The University Of North C,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 2011.

St. Louis rising :
ISBN: 0252038975. OCLC Number:

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A myth-busting history focusing on Louis St. Ange de Bellerive, the forgotten figure who guided a great American city through its infancy.


Awards

French Roots in the Illinois Country

Speaking Engagements

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