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The springs of American civilization, unlike those of the elder world, lie revealed in the clear light of History. In appearance they are feeble; in reality, copious and full of force. Acting at the sources of life, instruments otherwise weak become mighty for good and evil, and men, lost elsewhere in the crowd, stand forth as agents of Destiny. In their toils, their sufferings, their conflicts, momentous questions were at stake, and issues vital to the future world,-the prevalence of races, the triumph of ...
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Pioneers Of France In The New World

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The springs of American civilization, unlike those of the elder world, lie revealed in the clear light of History. In appearance they are feeble; in reality, copious and full of force. Acting at the sources of life, instruments otherwise weak become mighty for good and evil, and men, lost elsewhere in the crowd, stand forth as agents of Destiny. In their toils, their sufferings, their conflicts, momentous questions were at stake, and issues vital to the future world,-the prevalence of races, the triumph of principles, health or disease, a blessing or a curse. On the obscure strife where men died by tens or by scores hung questions of as deep import for posterity as on those mighty contests of national adolescence where carnage is reckoned by thousands.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781499746617
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/5/2014
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted December 14, 2009

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    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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