Bonapartists in the borderlands [electronic resource] : French exiles and refugees on the Gulf Coast, 1815-1835 / Rafe Blaufarb.

Author
Blaufarb, Rafe [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2005.
Description
1 online resource (326 p.)

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Summary note
The ill-fated Vine and Olive Colony within the context of America's westward expansion and the French Revolution.Bonapartists in the Borderlands recounts how Napoleonic exiles and French refugees from Europe and the Caribbean joined forces with Latin American insurgents, Gulf pirates, and international adventurers to seek their fortune in the Gulf borderlands. The U.S. Congress welcomed the French to America and granted them a large tract of rich Black Belt land near Demopolis, Alabama, on the condition that they would establish a Mediterranean-style Vine and Olive colony.
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-296) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • The new Atlantic France
  • The Society for the Cultivation of the Vine and Olive
  • Double and treble treachery
  • Ultra-quixotism : The Bonapartist invasion of Texas
  • The Vine and Olive Colony
  • The fate of Vine and Olive
  • Appendix : the grantees and their allotments.
ISBN
0-8173-8261-5
OCLC
424521264
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