The Battle for North America

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Originally published in 1889 in 13 volumes, this brilliant, unequalled work by the most famous American historian of the age has now been skillfully edited into a single edition. The wonderfully readable result retains its sharp focus and wonderfully graceful style, while eliminating repetitions and archaic phrases. Playing out in the dramatic account is the struggle for a continent, and the brilliant men who dominated the conflict: Champlain, La Salle, Washington, Howe, and others. By ousting the French from the...

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Overview

Originally published in 1889 in 13 volumes, this brilliant, unequalled work by the most famous American historian of the age has now been skillfully edited into a single edition. The wonderfully readable result retains its sharp focus and wonderfully graceful style, while eliminating repetitions and archaic phrases. Playing out in the dramatic account is the struggle for a continent, and the brilliant men who dominated the conflict: Champlain, La Salle, Washington, Howe, and others. By ousting the French from the land, the British unwittingly set the stage for their own later defeat.

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Published as a 13-volume series in 1899 by our then leading historian, Parkman's epic was then edited down into this single volume by John Tebbel and released in 1949. The battle here is both figuratively and literally the struggle between the English and the French for the prime hunk of real estate referred to as the New World. The shorter version makes the original overly long work accessible to the average reader. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781842124161
  • Publisher: Phoenix Press, WC2
  • Publication date: 12/31/2001
  • Series: Phoenix Press Series
  • Edition description: ABR
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Pioneers of France in the New World
Chapter 1 Early French Adventurers 3
Chapter 2 The Jesuits 28
Chapter 3 Champlain at Quebec 43
Chapter 4 War, Trade and Discovery 57
Chapter 5 Champlain's Last Battle 66
Part 2 The Jesuits in North America
Chapter 1 The Advance Guard 83
Chapter 2 Persecution 95
Chapter 3 New Life at Quebec 107
Chapter 4 The Birth of Montreal 114
Chapter 5 Isaac Jogues: A Heroic Saga 127
Chapter 6 The Doomed Nation 147
Chapter 7 End of A Mission 164
Part 3 La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West
Chapter 1 First Voyage 179
Chapter 2 The Discovery of the Mississippi 186
Chapter 3 La Salle and Frontenac 196
Chapter 4 The Grand Enterprise Begins 205
Chapter 5 Desperate Journeys 230
Chapter 6 Down the Mississippi 247
Chapter 7 A New Enterprise 259
Chapter 8 La Salle in Texas 268
Chapter 9 The Assassination 285
Part 4 Count Frontenac
Chapter 1 First Term 295
Chapter 2 La Barre and the Iroquois 301
Chapter 3 Denonville and the Senecas 314
Chapter 4 The Iroquois Invasion 328
Chapter 5 Frontenac's Return 339
Chapter 6 Three War Parties 346
Chapter 7 Massachusetts Attacks Quebec 355
Chapter 8 The Battle with the Onondagas 374
Chapter 9 Peace 386
Part 5 A Half Century of Conflict
Chapter 1 Queen Anne's War 397
Chapter 2 The Conquest of Acadia 408
Chapter 3 Walker's Expedition 419
Chapter 4 Louisiana 428
Chapter 5 The Chain of Posts 439
Chapter 6 The Capture of Louisbourg 445
Chapter 7 Fort Massachusetts 459
Part 6 Montcalm and Wolfe
Chapter 1 On the Eve of War 471
Chapter 2 Washington and the Conflict for the West 478
Chapter 3 Braddock's Campaign 501
Chapter 4 The Acadians Exiled 523
Chapter 5 Dieskau 538
Chapter 6 Montcalm 554
Chapter 7 The Fall of Oswego 567
Chapter 8 Partisan War 581
Chapter 9 Fort William Henry 591
Chapter 10 Winter of Discontent 609
Chapter 11 Louisbourg 615
Chapter 12 The Battle for Ticonderoga 627
Chapter 13 Canada Imperiled 639
Chapter 14 The Brink of Ruin 653
Chapter 15 Wolfe at Quebec 666
Chapter 16 Amherst's Campaign 684
Chapter 17 The Heights of Abraham 693
Chapter 18 The Fall of Canada 715
Chapter 19 Peace 738
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