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The Resource Opening the Ozarks : a historical geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830, Walter A. Schroeder

Opening the Ozarks : a historical geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830, Walter A. Schroeder

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Opening the Ozarks : a historical geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830
Title
Opening the Ozarks
Title remainder
a historical geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830
Statement of responsibility
Walter A. Schroeder
Title variation
Historical geography of the Sainte Genevieve District, 1760-1830
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As the oldest European settlement in Missouri, Ste. Genevieve was the funnel through which the eastern Ozarks (the 5,000 square miles beyond Ste. Genevieve{u2019}s location on the Mississippi) was established. A magisterial account of the settlement of this area from 1760 through 1830, Opening the Ozarks focuses on the acquisition and occupation of land, the transformation of the environment, the creation of cohesive settlements, and the building of neighborhoods and eventually organized counties. The study begins with the French Creole settlement at Old Ste. Genevieve in the middle of the eighteenth century. It describes the movement of the French into the Ozark hills during the rest of that century and continues with that of the American immigrants into Upper Louisiana after 1796, ending with the Americanization of the district after the Louisiana Purchase. Walter Schroeder examines the cultural transition from a French society, operating under a Spanish administration, to an American society in which French, Indians, and Africans formed minorities. Schroeder used thousands of French- and Spanish-language documents, including the Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain, as well as documents from Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis to gather his information. He also utilized thousands of land records from the American period, including deeds of land sales and sales from the public domain, and plats from both the Spanish and American periods. In addition, Schroeder performed years of fieldwork and perused aerial photography of the area, interviewing residents and searching for vestiges of the past in the landscape. As the only study to deal with the cradle of Missouri and the first trans-Mississippi expansion of the Anglo-American frontier, Opening the Ozarks will be invaluable to anyone interested in America{u2019}s geographical history, particularly that of Missouri."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1934-
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Schroeder, Walter A.
Dewey number
911/.778692
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F472.S33
LC item number
S37 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Land settlement
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Human geography
  • Sainte Genevieve County (Mo.)
  • Sainte Genevieve County (Mo.)
  • Sainte Genevieve County (Mo.)
Label
Opening the Ozarks : a historical geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830, Walter A. Schroeder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Natural Regions
  • Mississippi Alluvial Plain
  • Bluff Lands and Karst Plain
  • Rough Hills
  • Mining Country
  • Regulating Settlement
  • French and Spanish Periods to 1795
  • French Period before 1770
  • Spanish Period, 1770-1795
  • Spanish Period, 1796-1804
  • Foreword
  • American Period, 1804-1818
  • Confirming Land Claims
  • Results of the Land-Confirmation Process
  • Surveying Private Lands
  • The Landless
  • Attempts to Limit Settlement
  • American Period, 1818-1830
  • U.S. Rectangular Survey and Land Sales
  • Lead Lands
  • Indian Lands
  • Terry G. Jordan
  • Recapitulation
  • Building Communities
  • Settlement Forms
  • Planned French Village
  • Unplanned French Village
  • Planned American Town
  • Linear Valley Settlement
  • Discontinuous Valley Settlement
  • Compact Settlement
  • Large Tracts
  • The Ste. Genevieve District
  • The French Villages
  • Old Ste. Genevieve
  • Colluvial Slopes
  • New Ste. Genevieve
  • New Bourbon
  • La Saline
  • Dispersed Settlements
  • A Traditional French Village in the Hills
  • St. Michel
  • The Mining Country
  • The Place
  • Mine a Breton
  • Potosi
  • Old Mines
  • Herculaneum
  • Big River Bend
  • Farmington Plain
  • Valley Settlements in the Hills
  • Plattin Valley
  • Lower St. Francis River Valley
  • Private Settlement Colony
  • The Time
  • An Exclusive American Community
  • The Bellevue Valley and Caledonia
  • Perry County: A Settlement Mosaic
  • Shawnee-Delaware Indian Grant
  • Interpretation
  • The Environment of Settlement
  • "A Country Thus Rich by Nature,"
Control code
49226143
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 551 pages
Isbn
9780826213983
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002023147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Opening the Ozarks : a historical geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830, Walter A. Schroeder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Natural Regions
  • Mississippi Alluvial Plain
  • Bluff Lands and Karst Plain
  • Rough Hills
  • Mining Country
  • Regulating Settlement
  • French and Spanish Periods to 1795
  • French Period before 1770
  • Spanish Period, 1770-1795
  • Spanish Period, 1796-1804
  • Foreword
  • American Period, 1804-1818
  • Confirming Land Claims
  • Results of the Land-Confirmation Process
  • Surveying Private Lands
  • The Landless
  • Attempts to Limit Settlement
  • American Period, 1818-1830
  • U.S. Rectangular Survey and Land Sales
  • Lead Lands
  • Indian Lands
  • Terry G. Jordan
  • Recapitulation
  • Building Communities
  • Settlement Forms
  • Planned French Village
  • Unplanned French Village
  • Planned American Town
  • Linear Valley Settlement
  • Discontinuous Valley Settlement
  • Compact Settlement
  • Large Tracts
  • The Ste. Genevieve District
  • The French Villages
  • Old Ste. Genevieve
  • Colluvial Slopes
  • New Ste. Genevieve
  • New Bourbon
  • La Saline
  • Dispersed Settlements
  • A Traditional French Village in the Hills
  • St. Michel
  • The Mining Country
  • The Place
  • Mine a Breton
  • Potosi
  • Old Mines
  • Herculaneum
  • Big River Bend
  • Farmington Plain
  • Valley Settlements in the Hills
  • Plattin Valley
  • Lower St. Francis River Valley
  • Private Settlement Colony
  • The Time
  • An Exclusive American Community
  • The Bellevue Valley and Caledonia
  • Perry County: A Settlement Mosaic
  • Shawnee-Delaware Indian Grant
  • Interpretation
  • The Environment of Settlement
  • "A Country Thus Rich by Nature,"
Control code
49226143
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 551 pages
Isbn
9780826213983
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002023147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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