Research Tips for Finding Books
In the Library's catalogs, you can use keywords or Library of Congress subject headings to locate relevant books of interest on your topic.
Use truncation or wildcards (* or ?) for variations of words (e.g. vatican*) to begin a keyword search and use subject headings like these below to explore further in your search:
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Selected Books of Interest
Here's a selection of books discovered through the subject headings below that might be of interest to you:
Becoming Cajun, becoming American : the Acadian in American literature from Longfellow to James Lee Burke / Maria Hebert-Leiter. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009.
The colonization of North America, 1492-1783 by Herbert Eugene Bolton and Thomas Maitland Marshall. New York, Hafner Pub. Co., 1971 [c1920].
Coloring locals [electronic resource] : racial formation in Kate Chopin's Youth's Companion stories / Bonnie James Shaker. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, c2003.
Divided loyalties in a doomed empire : the French in the West : from New France to the Lewis and Clark Expedition / Daniel Royot. Newark [Del.] : University of Delaware Press ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c2007.
Franco-Amérique / sous la direction de Dean Louder et Éric Waddell.Sillery, Québec : Septentrion, 2008.
The Francophone Caribbean today : literature, language, culture / edited by Gertrud Aub-Buscher and Beverley Ormerod Noakes. Barbados : University of the West Indies Press, 2003.
La francophonie nord-américaine / sous la direction de Yves Frenette, Etienne Rivard, Marc St-Hilaire. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'université Laval, 2012.
Ghost empire : how the French almost conquered North America / Philip Marchand.Toronto : M&S, c2005.
In search of empire [electronic resource] : the French in the Americas, 1670-1730 / James Pritchard. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004. ebook via ebrary
The Jesuit relations and allied documents : travels and explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 ; the original French, Latin, and Italian texts, with English translations and notes / edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites. 73 vols. Cleveland: Burrows Bros. Co., 1896-1901. + Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street press, 2003. Main Stacks F1030.7 .J4 v.1-73 (1896-1901)
Paris noir : African Americans in the City of Light / Tyler Stovall. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
Le rêve californien : migrants français sur la côte Pacifique, XVIIIe-XXe siècles / Annick Foucrier. Paris: Belin, 1999. Main Stacks F870.F8 F68 1999 Bancroft F870.F8 F68 1999
Les sauvages américains : representations of Native Americans in French and English colonial literature / Gordon M. Sayre. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1997.
Séjour: Parisian playwright from Louisiana / by Charles Edwards O'Neill. Lafayette, La.: The Center for Louisiana Studies, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, c1995.