Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Arts
Modern Languages and Literatures
During the seventeenth century the king of France decided that he wanted to inflate the French territory to the continent of North America. Like other European powers there was a great desire to explore and venture into the new territory that France declared "New France". New France at the turn of the century began to take control of the largest area on the new continent. The territory was divided into two parts, Lower Louisiana and Upper Louisiana, and together French territory extended from Quebec to Mexico except that a small piece on the east side was taken by the English. In the middle of the eighteenth century France had the Louisiana and Canada, and to populate the new territories the French of Quebec went there by the big lakes and the rivers to cross the continent to the other French territories. But most of the immigrants who came were the French from Paris and the other cities that had big ports.
DeFelice, Vincent James, "The History of French Louisiana through Fiction" (2017). Honors Theses. 17.