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Britain's Canada, 1613-1770

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For centuries Britain and France fought wars in Europe-but in the 1600s, as both countries claimed territory in the New World, the fighting spread to North America. While France settled in Acadia and along the St. Lawrence River, the British concentrated on Newfoundland and on their southern American colonies. Each claimed North America for itself.

This book describes the struggle between Britain and France for control of Canada. Their wars continued for over a hundred and ...

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Overview

For centuries Britain and France fought wars in Europe-but in the 1600s, as both countries claimed territory in the New World, the fighting spread to North America. While France settled in Acadia and along the St. Lawrence River, the British concentrated on Newfoundland and on their southern American colonies. Each claimed North America for itself.

This book describes the struggle between Britain and France for control of Canada. Their wars continued for over a hundred and fifty years, enlisting the aid of First Nations allies. You will learn how Acadia bore the brunt of initial British attacks for years until it was permanently captured in 1713. The book tells how even after years of peace under British rule, Acadia's tragedies had not ended. Finally, you will learn how New France fell to British attacks, leaving Britain to rule Canada in its entirety.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422200032
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: How Canada Became Canada Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 87
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
1 Conflicts Between England and France 9
2 The Newfoundland Colonies 23
3 The Hudson's Bay Company 37
4 The Fight for Acadia 45
5 A Divided Land 53
6 The End of New France 67
Time Line 78
Further Reading 82
For More Information 83
Index 84
Picture Credits 86
Biographies 87
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