Chapter 3 is underway

Well, I have neglected CCC for a couple weeks. I finished a draft of Chapter 2, and also polished up Chapter 1, about the end of last month. Now I am well into my note-taking and outlining for Chapter 3, on Laussat and the transfer of power in 1803. I should take today, Tuesday, and Wednesday to finish this (Still have to assemble notes from Laussat’s Memoirs and the HNOC papers, plus the Robertson volume and a couple other things) and start writing the chapter on Thursday the 11th. I also will be meeting with David Bell on Wednesday to discuss the question of what a Napoleonic Louisiana might have looked like; and going to see Caitlin Fitz’s McNeil paper on Friday about American impressions of Spanish colonial independence struggles and slave emancipation. Hoping to have Chapter 3 in the can before Thanksgiving.

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