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France and England in North America Vol of Pioneers of France in the New World The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West The Old Regime in Canada Book annotation not available for this title
Though not a very valuable member of society, and though a thorn in the side of prices and rulers, the coureur de bois had his uses, at least from an artistic point of view; and his strange figure, sometimes brutally savage, but oftener marked with the lines of dare-devil courage, and a reckless, thoughtless gayety, will always be joined to the memories of that grand world of woods which the nineteenth century is fast civilizing out of existence. At least, he is picturesque, and with his red-ski [...]
Francis Parkman was one of the great romantic historians of the nineteenth century. This volume in the Library of America series collects four books, organized chronologically by subject matter, not by the order in which they were written. The first three works are quintessential Parkman, with graphic descriptions of the natural setting, deft characterizations of individuals, and colorful accounts of the native Americans. The fourth volume, because its subject matter is the government, society, [...]
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History, and the conveyance thereof, does not remain in stasis; and for historians, the past affects and is affected by the present, as much as their predisposition affects its presentation. Its affect on the future, other than its role in preserving an historian’s legacy, is therefore largely disregarded. Parkman’s legacy rests on this seven-book history (the first four are in Vol. 1), but is confounded by his narrative recasting, which introduces a modicum of subjective flourish. As a comp [...]
First volume of collected works of Francis Parkman, a great 19th-century American historian, on the subject of French settlement and conflict in North America. This is an exhaustive history, beginning with the first attempted settlement of Hugenots in Florida in 1512 to just before the arrival of Frontenac in 1672. It closes with a lengthy, detailed discussion of political, social and economic conditions in French Canada up to 1763. The author's biases and preconceptions are always on display in [...]
Warm baths are always taken one at a time. Nor do they individually last all that terribly long. Parkman's France and England in North America is a warm bath that lasts six months, or however long it may take you to finish both volumes, a total of pages. From me, this is praise. Very high praise. I love warm baths and Parkman's FEiNA was, for me, a wonderful experience. Yes, I like Macaulay too, and
I took a break on this book and finishing the third of four sections. I found its narrative style very interesting and will eventually finish the entire book.
I have learnt many things from this book and it's one of the best books I've ever read. The most thing i like about this book is the old english the author applys.
A surprisingly entertaining history. It reads like a travelogue.