December 22nd, 2006


Research Note: Historical Sources for "The French Negroes" Series

A partial bibliography–all are available “full view” at Google Books R. I. Brigham, Negro Education in Ante Bellum Missouri, The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct., 1945), pp. 405-420 Benjamin Franklin French, Historical Collections of Louisiana and Florida, Including Translations of Original Manuscripts (1869) Louis Houck, A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until …Continue reading →

The "French Negroes" of Illinois–Epilogue

In several recent posts, we have explored a bit of the history of the French Negroes of Illinois. Well educated and devoutly Catholic, these families thrived in several Southern Illinois communities for a number of years. But as the 20th century began, the young people in these communities had few prospects even with their relatively strong educations. The French Negro …Continue reading →

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