by Francis Parkman (1895 ed.)
"Portrays the attempt of the monarchical administration of France to make good its hold on the North American continent." - Publisher''s advertisement, 1895.
In 1893, Parkman gained access to "certain indispensable papers relating to the rival claimants to Acadia, La Tour, and D''Aunay." Completely revising the work to incorporate these materials, "The Old Regime in Canada" became three books published in two volumes, deriving its title "from the third and principal of the three sections into which the book is divided."
THE FEUDAL CHIEFS OF CANADA: Claude and Charles de la Tour; Claude de Razilly; Charles de Menou d''Aunay Charnisay; La Tour and the Puritans of Boston (1643-1645)
CANADA A MISSION: Jesuits at Onandaga; Le Moyne; Holy Wars of Montreal (1642-1661); Hertel at Long Saut; Laval, Argenson, Avaugour, Dumesnil, Mezy; The Brandy Quarrel
THE COLONY AND THE KING: Royal Intervention; Tracy, Courcel, and Talon (1661-1665); Mohawk towns burned; Marriage and population; Canadian feudalism (seignior and censitaire, gentilhommerie and noblesse); Trade and industry; Priests and people; Morals and manners.
Originally published in 1874, this special PDF edition faithfully preserves the landmark 1895 revised edition in its entirety. Presented in portrait mode, this colorful and masterfully-crafted 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). (1.92Mb, 256pp)
Additional material, including maps, photos and other documents supporting "The Old Regime in Canada," as well as substantial additional materials related to North America in the colonial period, are hyperlinked to www.FrancisParkman.com