Marc O. Rosier reveals ‘Chicago’s Authentic Founder’

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New book states founder of Illinois’ most populous city is Haitian Jean Baptiste Point DuSable

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Debut author Marc O. Rosier has this desire to bring to light important information to redress what appeared to be a miscarriage of justice concerning Chicago, Illinois’ founder. He uses his new book to shed light on such misconception by revealing “Chicago’s Authentic Founder” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“Chicago’s Authentic Founder” traces the life and time of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable from Haiti through Louisiana, Peoria, Chicago and Saint-Charles, Missouri, where he died in 1818. It examines important historical events such as the foundation of Chicago, George Rogers Clark’s conquest of the French villages in Illinois, and DuSable’s arrest and appointment as manager of the Pinery in Michigan.

The extent of DuSable’s Chicago business or trading post is treated in full. DuSable’s life in Saint-Charles is recounted in light of various court documents. His relationship to and leadership of the Pottawatomi tribe is explored and analyzed in ways that correct many of the inaccuracies found in the accounts publicized by the Kinsies and their allies.

“DuSable has been mentioned in several books for sure,” Rosier admits. “Some have even used his name to authenticate their buildings and businesses, but they would not invest capital to compile materials so interested scholars would work to set the records straight. This volume places DuSable in the context of his time and affords him all rights, privileges, and the benefit of the doubt that all important historical figures get.”

Rosier accurate presentation of facts makes it possible, for the first time, the hidden meanings of various foreign sources. The introduction and incorporation of other sources into the genre will benefit other scholars and enhance the historiography that concerns “Chicago’s Authentic Founder.”

“Chicago’s Authentic Founder”
By Marc O. Rosier
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 554 pages | ISBN 9781490726540
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 554 pages | ISBN 9781490726533
E-Book | 554 pages | ISBN 9781490726526
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Marc O. Rosier was born in Haiti and moved to the United States to pursue his studies and eventually made the US his home. He has taught history for many years. In this book, he presents fascinating information that will interest both the scholar and everyone else who likes a good story.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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