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Pioneers of France in the New World

by Francis Parkman

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Series: France and England in North America (1)

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A detailed account of France's two earliest attempts at settlement in North America. The first section of the book details the little known late 16th century French settlement of Fort Caroline in Florida. Included is an excellent, and fascinating, account of the Spanish destruction of the fort, leading to the more well known Spanish settlement at Fort Augustine. The second section recounts Cartier and Champlain's exploration and settlement of French Canada, including interaction with natives at modern day Montreal and Quebec. While Parkman's style is a bit verbose and dated, the book is nonetheless an excellent source for both subjects. ( )
  la2bkk | Feb 14, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803287445, Paperback)

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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