The Father of Chicago Du Sable by Lois BehThe Father of Chicago Du Sable by Lois Beh

The Father of Chicago Du Sable

byLois Beh

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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It means that a young black man left his home country in the mid 1700s to follow his dream of adventure. He traveled by ship to the New World, an America that was struggling to exist, as he was struggling to exist. Through set backs, challenges, successes and wide experiences, he established his trading post on the gateway connecting the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. Within that time, he survived a ship wreck coming to the New World, was nearly sold as a slave in New Orleans, prospered in St. Louis, found love with the Indians in Michigan and was feared and captured by the British during the Revolutionary War. When the war ended, he returned to his trading post where it thrived and he grew in prominence. His contribution was the roots he established for a major city of the world - CHICAGO.

When Lois Carroll Beh's planned year in Chicago stretched to nearly a decade, she became an ardent Chicagoan, exploring the city and its history with passion and intensity. As a former teacher, she was drawn to sharing her newfound knowledge with children. Her first project was a Chicago coloring book. While tutoring at an inner city e...
Title:The Father of Chicago Du SableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.27 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Passport PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0964132818

ISBN - 13:9780964132818

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"Du Sable The Father of Chicago, though written for young people, is a must-read for anyone interested in U.S. and Chicago history. A magical blend of fact and fiction, the book captures Du Sable's life in early America and the establishment of his trading post and home in what would become one oof the world's great cities - Chicago. Beh has capture that journey in an imaginative and compelling way."- (Marilyn) D. Clancy, Author, Our Chicago; founding executive director, Chicago Tourism Council