And the Germans of Colonial Louisiana
by Reinhart Kondert
Charles Frederick D'Arensbourg was a fascinating figure who played an important role in the history of colonial Louisiana. His important role as leader of the Germans who settled in this distant French hinterland is remarkable and inspiring. His steadfast leadership, so often recognized by his contemporaries, undoubtedly contributed to the success of the German colony. And its success helped Louisiana to become both more livable and viable as a French outpost.
Charles Frederick D'Arensbourg and the Germans of Colonial Louisiana takes readers from D'Arensbourg's early years in Europe to the founding of the German colony, to his family's assimilation into French society and his years as chief civilian officer of the German coast and military commander, through the Rebellion of 1768 and his death.
Softcover, 96 pages, ©2008