In Search of Empire The French in the Americas, 1670-1730

ISBN-10: 0521711118

ISBN-13: 9780521711111

Edition: 2007

Authors: James Pritchard
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Description: The decades between 1670 and 1730 were the most formative in the history of the French colonies in the Americas. A sufficient number of migrants arrived from France and Africa to create settlements, establish economies of production, develop networks of exchange and trade, and adapt institutions of government and law to give substance and form to their resulting societies. In Search of Empire is the first full account of how during these years French settlers came to the Americas. It examines how they and thousands of African slaves together with American Indians constructed settlements and produced and traded commodities for export. Bringing together much new evidence, the author explores how the newly constructed societies and new economies, without precedent in France, interacted with the growing international violence in the Atlantic world in order to present a fresh perspective of the multifarious French colonizing experience in the Americas.

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 514
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of tables
Maps and graphs
Illustrations
Preface
Dates, weights, measures and currencies
List of abbreviations
Colonies Formed
Colonial populations
Settlements and societies
Production
Trade and exchange
Government and politics
Colonies Defended
The Franco-Dutch War in the Americas, 1672-1678
France and the Nine Years' War in the Americas
The War of the Spanish Succession in the Americas
Elusive empire
Appendices
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