The People of New France / Edition 2 by Allan Greer | 9780802078162 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The People of New France / Edition 2

The People of New France / Edition 2

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by Allan Greer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802078168

ISBN-13: 9780802078162

Pub. Date: 11/01/1997

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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 which also incorporated a major Aboriginal

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 which also incorporated a major Aboriginal component.

Whereas earlier works in this field presented pre-conquest Canada as completely white and Catholic, The People of New France looks closely at other members of society as well: black slaves, English captives and Christian Iroquois of the mission villages near Montreal. The artisans and soldiers, the merchants, nobles, and priests who congregated in the towns of Montreal and Quebec are the subject of one chapter. Another chapter examines the special situation of French regime women under a legal system that recognized wives as equal owners of all family property. 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 these vanished Old-Regime societies.

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
Sales rank:
782,389
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.40(d)

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