The French in North America, 1500-1765

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This vivid account of the crucial role played by the French in the Western Hemisphere chronicles the rise and fall of the French empire on the mainland of North America and in the West Indies, from the arrival of the Breton, Norman and Basque fisherman on the Grand Banks around 1500 to the sale of Louisiana to the United States in 1803. Professor Eccles depicts the establishment of Baroque civilization and the attempt to create a New Jerusalem in the North American wilderness, gives an account of the ...
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This vivid account of the crucial role played by the French in the Western Hemisphere chronicles the rise and fall of the French empire on the mainland of North America and in the West Indies, from the arrival of the Breton, Norman and Basque fisherman on the Grand Banks around 1500 to the sale of Louisiana to the United States in 1803. Professor Eccles depicts the establishment of Baroque civilization and the attempt to create a New Jerusalem in the North American wilderness, gives an account of the establishment of industries and commerce from the slave plantations of the south to the fur trade posts of the far northwest, and discusses the colonists of other European powers.
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Describes the rise and fall of the French empire on the mainland of North America and in the West Indies. Depicts the attempt to create a New Jerusalem in the North American wilderness, gives an account of the creation of industries and commerce from the slave plantations of the south to the fur trade of the northwest, and discusses the colonists of other European powers. Previously published under the title France in America. This third edition takes into account new research into primary sources. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780870134845
  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 331
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 False Starts 1500-1632 1
2 Merchants and Missionaries, 1632-1663 32
3 Colbert's Colonies, 1663-1685 66
4 War and Trade, 1683-1713 100
5 The Long Peace, 1713-1744 131
6 The Slave Colonies, 1683-1748 165
7 The Pre-emptive Conquest, 1749-1763 198
8 Aftermath, 1760-1783 235
Epilogue 266
Bibliographical Essay 274
Index 321
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