Bitter Feast: Amerindians and Europeans in Northeastern North America, 1600-64

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UBC Press, Nov 1, 2011 - Social Science - 410 pages
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This innovative interdisciplinary study offers a comprehensive analysis of the French, Dutch and English colonization of northeastern North America during the early and middle decades of the seventeenth century. It is the first book to pay serious attention to the European economic and political factors which promoted colonization, and it argues that the prime determinant was the uneven development of agricultural systems in western Europe.
 

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Contents

1 Europe in Transition at the Heart of an Economic WorldSystem
3
2 North America before European Settlement
36
3 The Question of Unequal Exchange
78
4 Huronia and Iroquoia
163
5 Conquer America and Conquer the Atlantic
238
6 The Rebirth of European Societies in North America
301
Conclusion
333
Notes
343
Bibliography
371
Index
389
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Denys Delage is a professor in the departments of Sociology and History at Laval University in Quebec City. In 1986, he was awarded the Prix Lionel-Groulx for the French edition of this book. Jane Brierley (translator) is a Montreal literary translator who won the 1990 Governor General's award for her translation of Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspe's Yellow-Wolf and Other Tales of the Saint Lawrence.

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