In Search of Empire: The French in the Americas, 1670-1730

In Search of Empire: The French in the Americas, 1670-1730

by James Pritchard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521711118

ISBN-13: 9780521711111

Pub. Date: 07/23/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This account of French settlers, who came to the Americas from 1670 through 1730, examines how they and thousands of African slaves (together with Amerindians) constructed settlements and produced and traded commodities for export. Bringing together much new evidence, James Pritchard explores how the newly constructed societies and new economies (without precedent

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Overview

This account of French settlers, who came to the Americas from 1670 through 1730, examines how they and thousands of African slaves (together with Amerindians) constructed settlements and produced and traded commodities for export. Bringing together much new evidence, James Pritchard explores how the newly constructed societies and new economies (without precedent in France) interacted with international violence in the Atlantic world and presents a new perspective on the diverse French colonizing experience in the Americas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521711111
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/23/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
514
Sales rank:
454,256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Maps and graphs; Illustrations; Preface; Dates, weights, measures and currencies; List of abbreviations; Part 1: Colonies Formed: 1. Colonial populations; 2. Settlements and societies; 3. Production; 4. Trade and exchange; 5. Government and politics; Part 2: Colonies Defended: 6. The Franco-Dutch War in the Americas, 1672–8; 7. France and the Nine Years' War in the Americas; 8. The War of the Spanish Succession in the Americas; 9. Elusive empire; Appendices.

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