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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521827426

ISBN-13: 9780521827423

Pub. Date: 12/28/2014

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

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:
9780521827423
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(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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