Old Quebec (Google eBook)

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Pelican Publishing, Sep 1, 2001 - History - 580 pages
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In 1535 Jacques Cartier, a Frenchman, sailed up the St. Lawrence River and into the heart of New France, where he first set eyes upon Quebec. A half-century later, Samuel de Champlain arrived and capitalized on his countryman's discovery. Champlain established Quebecís first permanent settlement. These first settlers had to contend not only with the weather, but also with local Indians, and in 1629, a British barricade. Nevertheless, Quebec soon became a powerful center for trade and religion.
  

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Contents

EARLY VOYAGES
1
THE ERA OF CHAMPLAIN
19
THE HEROIC AGE OF NEW FRANCE
44
AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM
66
ROYAL GOVERNMENT
85
THE NOBLESSE AND THE PEOPLE
95
FRONTENAC AND LA SALLE
110
FIRE MASSACRE AND SIEGE
134
DURING THE SEVEN YEARS WAR
246
HERE DIED WOLFE VICTORIOUS
268
MURRAY AND DE LÉVIS
299
THE FIRST YEARS OF BRITISH RULE
325
THE FIFTH SIEGE
342
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PROGRESS
364
THE STORY OF THE GREAT TRADING COMPANIES
394
THE NEW CENTURY
422

THE CLOSE OF THE CENTURY
159
BORDER WARFARE
175
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
187
LIFE UNDER THE ANCIEN RÉGIME
218
THE MODERN PERIOD
443
GOVERNORS OF CANADA
473
INDEX
479
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Gilbert Parker and Claude G. Bryan deliver an indepth account of the history concerning one of North Americaís oldest cities. Their writing traverses four centuries, from the 1530s and the inception of a small settlement on the St. Lawrence River to the late 1860s and Quebecís transformation from an administrative center to a cultural icon.

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