A Great City From the Start: The Founding and Lasting Significance of St. Louis; 2014

Honoring Distinguished Guests:
Monsieur Graham Paul, French Consul General
Monsieur Eric Marquis, Quebec’s leading delegué to the U.S.
Principal Chief Bighorse of the Osage Nataion

9AM-9:45AM – FOUNDING A FRENCH CITY
– J. Frederick Fausz, University of Missouri – St. Louis
Creating St. Louis: A “Civilized Wilderness” of Multicultural Cooperation
– Bob Moore, National Park Service
The Physical Geography of Early St. Louis: What Spatial History Can Tell Us

9:45AM-11:30AM – ST. LOUIS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
– Jay Gitlin, Chair
– Bob Morrissey, Illinois-Urbana
Empire by Collaboration: St. Louis, the Illinois Country, and the French Colonial Empire
– Karen Marrero, Illinois-Urbana
Roots and Routes: Mapping Women in the French Colonial World
– Patricia Cleary, California State University, Long Beach
Fashion on the Frontier: Clothing Choices and Cultural Identities in Colonial St. Louis
– Alexander Dubé, Washington University
Colonists and Commodities: St. Louis and the Politics of Colonial America

11:30AM-NOON – BOOK SIGNINGS

NOON-2PM – LUNCH
– Luncheon hosted by Chancellor Mark Wrighton at Washington University

2PM-3:15PM – LA VILLE ET UNE VILLE: NEW ORLEANS AND ST. LOUIS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
– WIlliam Folley, University of Central Missouri (emeritus), Chair
– Lawrence Powell, Tulane University
St. Louis and New Orleans: Why the Son Overtook the Father
– Katherine Mooney, Washington University
Making Slavery and Freedom at the Racetrack in New Orleans and St. Louis
– John Lawrence, The Historic New Orleans Collection
View from Upper Louisiana: Pierre Clement Laussat’s Concerns and Contacts, 1803-04

3:30PM-4PM
-Peter Kastor, Washington University
Gateway to the West from Lewis & Clark to the Louisiana Purchase Gift Shop: Explorers and Profits, Maps and Memorials

4PM-5:15PM – MAINTAINING THE FRENCH CONNECTION OF ST. LOUIS
-Carl Brasseaux, University of Lafayette, Louisiana (emeritus), Chair
– Anne Juneau Craver and John Neal Hoover
Revue de L’Ouest: Louis Cortambert and “l’Esprit français” in St. Louis in 1854
– Lionel Cuille, Webster University, Centre francophone
The Francophone Community in St. Louis Today/La communauté francophone de St. Louis aujourd’hui

5:15PM-5:30PM
– Jay Gitlin, Yale University
A Great American City: Making the Case for St. Louis History

7PM – DINNER AT WINDOWS ON WASHINGTON HOSTED BY THE YALE CLUB OF ST. LOUIS AND LES AMIS
– Entertainment – Poor People of Paris
– After-Dinner Talk – Ryan Brasseaux, Yale University
Being French in North America

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