by Francis Parkman (1907 ed.)
"The initial volume of a great series of Historical Narratives, the publication of which began in 1864 and was finished in 1892, describes ''the attempt of Feudalism, Monarchy, and Rome'' to obtain mastery of the American continent, the rise and growth of North America, and the conflict of nations, races, and principles for its mastery. He had for the scenes of his great historical pictures the whole United States and Canada ."- Publisher''s advertisement 1907
Early Spanish adventure (1512-1561: Florida); Nicolas Durand de Villegagnon''s first colony; Jean Ribaut; Rene de Laudonniere; Pedro Menendez de Aviles massacres the French colonists; de Gorgues attacks the Spanish, 1583.
Early French adventure (1488-1543: Canada); Expeditions of La Roche, Champlain, De Monts; Jesuits in Acadia; Settlement of Quebec; Discoveries of Lakes Champlain and Huron; English conquest; Death of Champlain, 1635.
This special PDF edition faithfully preserves the landmark 1907 revised edition in its entirety. Presented in portrait mode, this colorful and masterfully-crafted illustrated eBook is fully-searchable and fully-printable. Parkman was a meticulous researcher, and diligently footnoted every fact and passage. Each of these footnotes appears on the same page on which it is referenced (there are hundreds of important footnotes which have been deleted from subsequent editions). (2.25Mb, 269 pages, 2 full-page maps)
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