The flag of France is likely one of the six flags that experience flown over Texas, yet all that many folks find out about the French presence in Texas is the ill-fated explorer Cavelier de los angeles Salle, fabled pirate Jean Laffite, or Cajun song and nutrients. but the French have made lasting contributions to Texas background and tradition that should be widely recognized and favored. during this booklet, François Lagarde and 13 different specialists current unique articles that discover the French presence and impact on Texas background, arts, schooling, faith, and enterprise from the coming of los angeles Salle in 1685 to 2002.
Each article covers a major determine or occasion within the France-Texas tale. The old articles completely examine early French colonists and explorers, the French pirates and privateers, the Bonapartists of Champ-d'Asile, the French on the Alamo, Dubois de Saligny and French acceptance of the Republic of Texas, the nineteenth-century utopists of Icaria and Reunion, and the French Catholic missions. different articles care for French immigration in Texas, together with the founding of Castroville, Cajuns in Texas, and the French financial presence in Texas at the present time (the first such examine ever published). the rest articles examine painters Théodore and Marie Gentilz, sculptor Raoul Josset, French structure in Texas, French tourists from Théodore Pavie to Simone de Beauvoir who've written on Texas, and the French background in Texas schooling. greater than seventy colour and black-and-white illustrations supplement the text.
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