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Pioneers of France in the New World [Paperback]

Francis Parkman , Colin G. Calloway
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Aug. 28 1996
In the sixteenth century, Spain claimed the fabled New World, and a rash of explorers sailed there seeking riches and, most famously, a fountain of youth. Although France made inroads into Florida, ultimately the French, like the Spanish, failed to establish dominion over North America. Francis Parkman tells why. 

The first part of Pioneers of France in the New World deals with the attempts of the Spanish and the French Huguenots to occupy Florida; the second, with the expeditions of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain and French colonial endeavors in Canada and Acadia. Pioneers is a stirring story, capturing the era of the earliest explorations in North America.


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Francis Parkman (1823–1893), the son of a prominent Boston family, devoted much of his career to writing about the struggles of France and England for domination in America.

Colin G. Calloway, a professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College, is the author of the New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.


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Blood and guts. Eastern and middle America native people as European contact is occurring. Wars and friction amongst French and English and their native allies. Non stop. Parkman writes thrillers. Covers the entire period from first contact until there is only the English left. You will have trouble putting this and other, "France and England in North America" volumes down. Torture, warriors, missionaries, exploration, adventure and a culture some (Thoreau) might say was more advanced than the one that destroyed it. Noble savage. Why noble?
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