Colonial Ste. Genevieve: An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier is a comprehensive, award-winning history of the French colonial town of Ste. Genevieve, from its founding in about 1750 to the Louisiana Purchase. Ekberg covers all aspects of the town during this period, including politics, agriculture, family life, and religion, and places Ste. Genevieve within the context of the history of the colonial Illinois Country.