France and England in North America: Pioneers of France in the New World. The Jesuits of North America in the seventeenth century. La Salle and the discovery of the Great West. The old régime in Canada

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Library of America, 1983 - History - 1504 pages
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France and England in North America is a two-volume history of the European colonization of North America written by Francis Parkman between 1865 and 1892, which highlights the military struggles between France and Great Britain. It was well regarded at the time of publication, and continues to enjoy a reputation as a literary masterpiece. While it is still useful in a limited capacity as an historical study, Parkman took many liberties in describing unknown and unknowable details. This has led some critics to categorize Parkman's work as belonging in the purgatory between history and historical fiction. -- from https://en.wikipedia.org (Dec. 7, 2015).
 

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exceptionally detailed account of the french and indians and the jesuits in noth america

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North American history from the beginning of European presence. It was wriien over 100 years ago much closer to the time of these happenings. Read full review

Contents

The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth
331
PREFACE
343
1634
403
16321633
412
LE JEUNE AND THE HUNTERS
418
Narrow Escapes Woes and Consolations
477
16391640
492
16461647
504
FATE OF THE TEXAN COLONY
1034
The Eldorado ofMathieu Sagean
1051
PREFATORY NOTE TO REVISED EDITION
1065
14971643
1071
LA TOUR AND THE PURITANS
1083
16451710
1096
16531658
1107
16571665
1164

DEVOTEES AND NUNS
517
VILLEMARIE DE MONTREAL
532
ANOTHER
560
verts The Escape of Marie Her Story The Algonquin
613
A DOOMED NATION
634
SAINTEMARIE
651
16501670
675
THE DESTROYERS
703
PREFACE OF THE ELEVENTH EDITION
721
16431669
727
LA SALLE AND THE SULPITIANS
735
16701672
746
16671672
754
THE DISCOVERY OF THE MISSISSIPPI
760
Attempt to poison him
831
HARDIHOOD OF LA SALLE
848
Illinois The Alarm Onset of the Iroquois Peril
866
THE ADVENTURES OF HENNEPIN
883
1685
969
ST LOUIS OF TEXAS
986
ASSASSINATION OF LA SALLE
1005
LAVAL AND MEZY
1200
nings Signs of Storm The Quarrel Distress ofMezy
1207
16621680
1217
ROYAL INTERVENTION
1225
1666 1667
1236
16651672
1250
16651672
1266
16401763
1274
MORALS AND MANNERS
1359
CANADIAN ABSOLUTISM
1377
A La Tour and DAunay
1385
B The Hermitage of Caen
1391
Peronne Dumesnil
1397
F Marriage and Population
1405
Letter of Father Carheil
1415
K Canadian Cures Education Discipline
1426
Chronology 1429
1429
Note on the Texts
1435
Index
1441
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About the author (1983)

Early in his youth, this Boston-born historian was infected with what he called (in language offensive to today's readers) "Injuns on the brain." For the rest of his life, he dedicated himself to writing what he had called at the age of 18 "a history of the American forest." In 1846, following the completion of his studies at Harvard College, he set out in company with a cousin on an expedition from St. Louis over the Oregon Trail to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, a journey that brought him into close contact with the Lakota Indians. Back in Boston, he turned the journal that he had kept on the trail into a series of sketches that were published in the Knickerbocker Magazine and afterwards as a book, The California and Oregon Trail, Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life (1849), now better known by the abbreviated title of a later revised edition, The Oregon Trail. By this time, Parkman had well underway the historical work that would occupy him during the rest of his life, an account of the French and English in North America, the first installment of which was his History of the Conspiracy of Pontiac and the War of the North American Tribes against the English Colonies, published in 1851.

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