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Name:  Carl J. Ekberg  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in St Paul, Minnesota

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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 [ ''An Account of Upper Louisiana''] and [ ''Early Modern Europe: A Book of Source Readings''].


'French Roots in the Illinois Country

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A French aristocrat in the American West :
ISBN: 9780826272270. OCLC Number: 778695441

University of Missouri Press,. .

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.

Colonial Ste. Genevieve :
ISBN: 9780809333806. OCLC Number: 903970973

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Colonial Ste. Genevieve :
ISBN: 1880397145. OCLC Number: 34117543

Patrice Press,. .

Failure of louis xiv's dutch war.
ISBN: 0807896578. OCLC Number: 796931689

The University Of North C,. .

François Vallé and his world :
ISBN: 0826221327. OCLC Number: 50155792

University of Missouri Press,. .

In Francois Valle and His World, Carl Ekberg provides a fascinating biography of Francois Valle (1716-1783), placing him within the context of his place and time. Valle, who was born in Beauport, Canada, immigrated to Upper Louisiana (the Illinois Country) as a penniless common laborer sometime during the early 1740s. Engaged in agriculture, lead mining, and the Indian trade, he ultimately became the wealthiest and most powerful individual in Upper Louisiana, although he never learned to read or write.

François Vallé and his world :
ISBN: 0826214185. OCLC Number: 56424875

University of Missouri Press,. .

French roots in the Illinois country :
ISBN: 0252069242. OCLC Number: 47038509

University of Illinois Press,. .

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.

Louis Bolduc :
ISBN: 1880397463. OCLC Number: 49564885

Patrice Press,. .

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.

St. Louis rising :
ISBN: 9780252096938. OCLC Number: 903245911

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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.

Stealing Indian women :
ISBN: 9780252077234. OCLC Number: 460058255

University of Illinois Press ;. .

Stealing Indian women :
ISBN: 025203208X. OCLC Number: 141851847

University of Illinois Press,. .

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.

The legacy :
ISBN: 0962558508. OCLC Number: 28120532

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