Pioneers of France in the New World

Pioneers of France in the New World

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by Francis Parkman
     
 

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In the sixteenth century, Spain claimed the fabled New World, and a rash of explorers sailed there seeking riches and, most famously, a fountain of youth. Although France made inroads into Florida, ultimately the French, like the Spanish, failed to establish dominion over North America. Francis Parkman tells why. The first part of Pioneers of France in the New World

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In the sixteenth century, Spain claimed the fabled New World, and a rash of explorers sailed there seeking riches and, most famously, a fountain of youth. Although France made inroads into Florida, ultimately the French, like the Spanish, failed to establish dominion over North America. Francis Parkman tells why. The first part of Pioneers of France in the New World deals with the attempts of the Spanish and the French Huguenots to occupy Florida; the second, with the expeditions of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain and French colonial endeavors in Canada and Acadia. Pioneers is a stirring story, capturing the era of the earliest explorations in North America. "Parkman saw history as literature and he told a good story. He wrote in the epic style of the nineteenth century, presenting a grand sweep of history that modern writers rarely attempt or achieve."-Colin G. Calloway, from the introduction. Francis Parkman (1823-1893), the son of a prominent Boston family, devoted much of his career to writing about the struggles of France and England for domination in America. Colin G. Calloway, a professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College, is the author of the forthcoming New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.

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ISBN-13:
9781455415731
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
09/03/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
769,720
File size:
681 KB

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Francis Parkman (1823–1893), the son of a prominent Boston family, devoted much of his career to writing about the struggles of France and England for domination in America.

Colin G. Calloway, a professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College, is the author of the New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.

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Pioneers Of France In The New World 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bthibo3 More than 1 year ago
From what I can tell, this book was written in the late 19th Century...I couldn't find a publishing date in the book. The reason I point this out is to warn anybody that's considering buying the book, that the information provided seems a little out-dated. The book was partially useful because it discusses the early attempts at colonizing Canada in the mid 16th Century...ie Jacques Cartier. I have had trouble finding well informed and well written accounts of said explorer. The second half of the book discusses the life of Samuel Champlain...which I suggest a much better, and more recent historical account. The writting style is somewhat choppy, with tons of grammatical errors that aggrevated me while reading. It really wasn't that great of a book, but I suggest it unless you can find a better book on Cartier. I suggest you keep looking for something about Cartier and use this book as a "last case scenario".
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