Jean Baptise Le Moyne Sieur De Bienville by Grace King
Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. 1892. Dodd, Mead, & Company. 1st Edition. English. Includes Autographed Letter.
Includes autographed letter from Grace King to the publishing house tipped in.
Grace Elizabeth King (1852-1932)was an American author of Louisiana stories, history, and biography, and a leader in historical and literary activities. King began her literary career as a response to George Washington Cable's negative portrayal of Louisiana Creoles
King also became a representative for Southern women. In her literary works, King focuses primarily on women and women's issues in Reconstruction and its aftermath. King also emphasizes how race and class affected the lives of women. Some of King's most popular stories portray white women from aristocratic families experiencing poverty and black women struggling to find their place in society. These stories show King's concern for the changing status of all women in the postbellum South.
This book is a biography on Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, also known as Sieur de Bienville, - a French colonial administrator in New France. Born in Montreal, he was an early governor of French Louisiana.
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