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The memoir of lieutenant Dumont, 1715-1747 : a sojourner in the French Atlantic /

In 1719, Jean-Franc╠žois-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny set sail for Louisiana with a commission as a lieutenant after a year in Quebec. His adventures over the next 18 years, as recorded in his 1747 memoir, underscore the complexity of the expanding French Atlantic world, offering a singular perspectiv...

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Main Author: Dumont de Montigny.
Corporate Author: Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Other Authors: Sayre, Gordon M. 1964-, Zecher, Carla, 1959-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
French
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:In 1719, Jean-Franc╠žois-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny set sail for Louisiana with a commission as a lieutenant after a year in Quebec. His adventures over the next 18 years, as recorded in his 1747 memoir, underscore the complexity of the expanding French Atlantic world, offering a singular perspective on early colonialism in Louisiana. His life story also provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of the peoples and environment of the lower Mississippi valley. Dumont emerges here as an important colonial voice and brings the French vividly to life.
Item Description:Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 455 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781469608662
1469608669
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.