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Alvord, C. W., Kaskaskia Records, 1778-1790 (Book Review)

Weeks, Raymond

This volume offers a large number of original documents, whose bearing on the early relations between the French of Illinois and the British government on the one hand and the revolutionists on the other, is of great importance. The French spelling in these documents offers material for dialect study. The picture drawn of the gradual intrusion of the “Americans," of the justice and consideration with which they were treated by the French, of their aggressions, of their seizure of power and of the long succession of crimes committed by them against the French, is one which cannot easily be forgotten.

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French and Romance Philology
Columbia University Press
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July 10, 2015


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