The French in Texas: History, Migration, Culture (Focus on by François Lagarde PDF

By François Lagarde

The flag of France is among the six flags that experience flown over Texas, yet all that many folks learn about the French presence in Texas is the ill-fated explorer Cavelier de l. a. Salle, fabled pirate Jean Laffite, or Cajun tune and nutrition. but the French have made lasting contributions to Texas heritage and tradition that need to be well known and favored. during this booklet, François Lagarde and 13 different specialists current unique articles that discover the French presence and impression on Texas historical past, arts, schooling, faith, and company from the coming of los angeles Salle in 1685 to 2002.

Each article covers an incredible determine or occasion within the France-Texas tale. The ancient articles completely examine early French colonists and explorers, the French pirates and privateers, the Bonapartists of Champ-d'Asile, the French on the Alamo, Dubois de Saligny and French reputation of the Republic of Texas, the nineteenth-century utopists of Icaria and Reunion, and the French Catholic missions. different articles take care of French immigration in Texas, together with the founding of Castroville, Cajuns in Texas, and the French financial presence in Texas this day (the first such research ever published). the rest articles examine painters Théodore and Marie Gentilz, sculptor Raoul Josset, French structure in Texas, French tourists from Théodore Pavie to Simone de Beauvoir who've written on Texas, and the French background in Texas schooling. greater than seventy colour and black-and-white illustrations supplement the text.

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