The People of New France / Edition 2

The People of New France / Edition 2

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by Allan Greer
     
 

This book surveys the social history of New France. For more than a century, until the British conquest of 1759-60, France held sway over a major portion of the North American continent. In this vast territory several unique colonial societies emerged, societies which in many respects mirrored ancien regime France, but also incorporated a major Aboriginal component.… See more details below

Overview

This book surveys the social history of New France. For more than a century, until the British conquest of 1759-60, France held sway over a major portion of the North American continent. In this vast territory several unique colonial societies emerged, societies which in many respects mirrored ancien regime France, but also incorporated a major Aboriginal component. Whereas earlier works in this field represented pre-Conquest Canada as entirely white and Catholic, The People of New France looks closely at other members of the society as well, including black slaves, English captives, and the Christian Iroquois of the mission villages near Montreal. The author extends his analysis to French settlements around the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi Valley, and to Acadia and Ile Royale. Greer's book, addressed to undergraduate students and general readers, provides a deeper understanding of how people lived their lives in New France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802078162
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
Themes in Canadian History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
1Population11
2Life on the Land27
3The Urban Landscape43
4Women of New France60
5French and Others76
6Beyond Canada92
Epilogue: The Fall of New France109
Select Bibliography123
Index129

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