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Francisco Bouligny: A Bourbon Soldier in Spanish Louisiana
The eventful history of Louisiana during the colonial period has left a legacy that endures to the present day in the culture, politics, and population patterns of the state. Yet Louisiana's colonial history has been too little studied, and few biographies exist to illuminate the personalities and activities of individuals who lived during that time. In Francisco Bouligny: ...more
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Louisiana State University Press
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An interesting fellow from the early days of Louisiana -- and especially interesting since he's an ancestor -- who was often frustrated in his attempts to secure a better political position. Din goes through a lot of the archives and the available personal papers to weave a quick, light biography that still feels authoritative.