300 Years Ago: Summer, 1717. 

Jean Michiele de L’Epinay Birthdate: circa 1665 (56) Birthplace: Fougères, Brittany, France Death: January 3, 1721 (52-60) Martinique Occupation: Governor of French territory of Louisiana Managed by: Joel Scott Cognevich, Last … Continue reading 300 Years Ago: Summer, 1717. 

300 Years Ago, 1717: We Got Cows!

Momentous changes were in store for Louisiana in 1717-1718. The old Crozat monopoly was done for and the new Company of the West began to get things done. For the … Continue reading 300 Years Ago, 1717: We Got Cows!

300 years ago: September 1st, 1715. Death of Louis XIV

Sad news reaches Louisiana this month. Louis Quatorze is dead. Louisiana’s namesake is no more. The Sun King has set on the French Empire. Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, became … Continue reading 300 years ago: September 1st, 1715. Death of Louis XIV

Blogging into the Void: Inspiration

Ever since Thanksgiving – fully two months ago plus – there has been a dearth of productivity on my part. It was always edit the next chapter. Get Volume One … Continue reading Blogging into the Void: Inspiration

IT’S FINALLY DONE . . . Self-Printing and Self-Editing, Part VI

Well, IT’S FINALLY DONE!  (BTW, its never done) But Beth and I’s book, The Petticoat Rebellion: A Culinary History of French Louisiana is now available IN PRINT from Amazon.com. Just … Continue reading IT’S FINALLY DONE . . . Self-Printing and Self-Editing, Part VI

EVERYDAYNESS

My last post back in May originated in St. Louis. While I did in fact get lots of research done for the project there, it has been a while since … Continue reading EVERYDAYNESS

HELLO FROM ST. LOUIS

Tagging along on my coauthor/ photographer/wife’s business trip to St. Louis, I am reveling in first hand visual research on the Arkansas Post and the Illinois Country. We now have, … Continue reading HELLO FROM ST. LOUIS

Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Parts IV b & V; et. al.

http://1718neworleans.com Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part IV b The institutionalized process of academic printing has also encapsulated all of the above functions (i.e. create, print, edit, bind, publish, sell) into the … Continue reading Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Parts IV b & V; et. al.