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Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians

Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana


Συγγραφέας: White Sophie
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812223088
Σειρά βιβλίου: Early American Studies
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 360
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians"

Based on a sweeping range of archival, visual, and material evidence, Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians examines perceptions of Indians in French colonial Louisiana and demonstrates that material culture-especially dress-was central to the elaboration of discourses about race. At the heart of France's seventeenth-century plans for colonizing New France was a formal policy-Frenchification. Intended to turn Indians into Catholic subjects of the king, it also carried with it the belief that Indians could become French through religion, language, and culture. This fluid and mutable conception of identity carried a risk: while Indians had the potential to become French, the French could themselves be transformed into Indians. French officials had effectively admitted defeat of their policy by the time Louisiana became a province of New France in 1682. But it was here, in Upper Louisiana, that proponents of French-Indian intermarriage finally claimed some success with Frenchification. For supporters, proof of the policy's success lay in the appearance and material possessions of Indian wives and daughters of Frenchmen. Through a sophisticated interdisciplinary approach to the material sources, Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians offers a distinctive and original reading of the contours and chronology of racialization in early America. While focused on Louisiana, the methodological model offered in this innovative book shows that dress can take center stage in the investigation of colonial societies-for the process of colonization was built on encounters mediated by appearance.


Συγγραφέας/εις: White Sophie
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Early American Studies
ISBN: 9780812223088
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 19/03/2014
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 360
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 612 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 33 color, 17 b/w

Περιεχόμενα

List of Illustrations Introduction I. FRENCHIFICATION IN THE ILLINOIS COUNTRY Chapter 1. "Their Manner of Living" Chapter 2. "Nothing of the Sauvage" Chapter 3. "One People and One God" II. FRENCHIFIED INDIANS AND WILD FRENCHMEN IN NEW ORLEANS Chapter 4. "The First Creole from This Colony That We Have Received": Sister Ste. Marthe and the Limits of Frenchification Chapter 5: "To Ensure That He Not Give Himself Over to the Sauvages": Cleanliness, Grease, and Skin Color Chapter 6. "We Are All Sauvages": Frenchmen into Indians? Epilogue: "True French" List of Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments

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