The time period of this book ends with the Louisiana Purchase so it is helpful in understanding the early development of the city. It covers the French and Spanish periods and ends with the coming of the Americans.
Because of the geography and time period of this book, much of the focus of this title is on such matters as waterways, navigation, and boats. There are also sections that deal with paper money and credits, trade between France and Louisiana, the slave trade, the fur trade, and trade with other areas including Cuba, Texas, the West Indies, Florida, and with the English.
This is an online collection that presents digitized items from the Library of Congress collection originally made available as the France in America digital library project, a part of the Global Gateways initiative. Conceived in partnership with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, France in America /France en Amérique was launched as a bilingual digital library made available by the Library of Congress. It explored the history of the French presence in North America from the first decades of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century.
This title looks at the French Company of the Indies between 1717 and 1731 and its dominant position in the slave and tobacco trade as well as its influence with negotiations with Native American peoples. Also available to subscribers through the Project Muse database.
This book is an economic history of the City of New Orleans under successive mother countries presented in a chronological fashion though chapters on specific topics are inserted where it makes sense chronologically. Chapters 1-10 look at the period before 1783. It begins with a chapter on the founding of the city under the French and includes a chapter on the city's trade with France and other chapters about the merchants, finances, and patterns of trade. It then moves to the period of the Spanish colonial period and the city's relationship to the surrounding areas. There are two chapters devoted to the 1783-1803 period including one on trade before it moves to chapters on the Louisiana Purchase and the early years after the purchase.
Diplomatic, military, economic, judicial, legal, and administrative records of the Spanish colonial government of East Florida for the period of its second occupation, 1783-1821. Includes royal orders and decrees, census and other vital records, and records relating to such matters as defense, trade and shipping, surveys, hospitals, native Americans, slaves, and Louisiana. Also includes records pertaining to the earlier Spanish colonial government of East Florida, 1565-1763.
This collection covers consists of 162 multipage items (5,950 images) dating mainly from 1500 to 1800, which were digitized from 4 reels of previously produced microfilm. The collection documents the history of the Spanish colonies in the Americas, chiefly Mexico, but also Peru, Guatemala, and New Granada (the present-day countries of Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela), and territories that became part of the United States, including California, Florida, and New Mexico.
The majority of Spanish legal documents in the collection are briefs, i.e., forensic writings related to disputes on inheritance and titles of nobility, taxes, church privilege and the like. Items of special interest include documents pertaining to the Spanish Inquisition; papal bulls and ecclesiastical concordats; as well as laws, statutes, instructions and decrees of Spanish kings and government officials.
This is a new edition of Harman's critical 1969 work. It is organized into five sections. Sections one and five are the introduction and conclusion with section two through four covering respectively trade and development (1717-1739), the War of Jenkins' Ear and its impact on privateering, and lastly the thriving trade in the area the French and Indian War. The title looks at the development of citrus exports and the colony's relation to the neighboring English colonies based on analysis of ship cargos and manifests, newspaper records and customs accounts as a way to illustrate life in Florida.