The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis
As Anglo-American colonists along the Atlantic seaboard began to protest British rule in the 1760s, a new settlement was emerging many miles west. St. Louis, founded simply as a French trading post, was expanding into a diverse global village. Few communities in eighteenth-century North America had such a varied population: indigenous Americans, French traders and farmers,...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by University of Missouri
(first published June 30th 2011)
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One of the most readable histories of colonial St. Louis, Ms Cleary reveals the lives of the people who first settled along the western bank of the Mississippi. She ties the local dramas smoothly to the wider politics of the day and presents a coherent narrative of one of the lesser known frontier theaters of the late 18th century.