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Richard Bienvenu <email@example.com>
University of Missouri-Columbia
Demography in Colonial (French and Spanish regimes) Louisiana.
|Address:||9681 S. Route N
Columbia, Missouri 65203
|Primary Phone:||573 657-4310|
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Louisiana
|Interests:||Demographic History / Studies
European History / Studies
B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1958
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1959
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1965
2. Employment History
University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of History
Professor Emeritus, 2006-
Professor, September 1980-2006
Associate Professor, 1971-1980
Assistant Professor, 1968-1971
University of Colorado, Department of History
Assistant Professor, 1967-1968
Harvard University, Department of History: Instructor, 1964-1967
4. Publications Related to Louisiana history
“The Enduring French Contribution to Louisiana Culture,” in A Refuge for All Ages: Immigration in Louisiana History, (pp. 350-357); (Volume X of The Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History), Carl A. Brasseaux, ed., Center for Louisiana Studies, 1996.
5. Other Significant Publications
*Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century, a translation, with an English language preface written for the American edition, and updated bibliography of Philippe Perrot, Les Dessous et les dessus de la bourgeoise: Une histoire du vêtement au 19e siècle. Princeton University Press, 1994 and 1996 (paperback ed.)
*The Utopian Vision of Charles Fourier: Selected Texts on Work, Love and Passionate Attraction (with J. Beecher). Beacon Press, 1971, Jonathan Cape, 1972; 2nd edition, University of Missouri Press, 1983).
*“Utopia and the Sharpest Anguish of the Age?” The Presence of the Past: Essays in Honor of Frank E. Manuel, contribution to a volume edited with Mordecai Feingold. Kulwer Academic Publishers 1991, ( # 118 of the Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Idées).
"The Enlightenment and the Spirit of Revolution," France and North America: The Revolutionary Experience, Mathé Allain, ed. , USL Press, 1974.
"Utopia?," France and North America: Utopias and Utopians, Mathé Allain,
ed. USL Press, 1979.
6. My "service" in and for LHA:
Member of Publications Committee, 3 year term, serving as chair for my last yeat.
Jury member for the Williams prize, 3 year term, plus one additional to replace a jury member whose book was in the running. He won.
Several book reviews for Louisiana History, most recently A Creole Lexicon.
Manuscript Reviewer for Louisiana History--I've lost count, but probably 4 or 5 over the last several years.
Commentator at a LHA session some years ago--in Houma. The principal presenter was the late Ann Simpson.