New France 1534-1763
Publication Date: December 11, 2007
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Readers will meet Samuel de Champlain, the "Father of New France," and travel the waterways with the coureurs de bois, French traders who lived like Indians. Then watch as attempts to grow the colony fail and wars with the British and Iroquois bring about the fall of New France.
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Conrad E. Heidenreich is a professor of geography at York University in Ontario and the author of "Huronia: A History and Geography of the Huron Indians, 1600-1650" and other works. Jose Antonio Brandao is the author of ""Your fyre shall burn no more": Iroquois Policy toward New France and Its Native Allies to 1701" (Nebraska 1997).
"...the text provides a well-organized and quite readable account of the colony's history. Discussions of topics such as the "Starving Time" in Jamestown and the "Pocahontas saving John Smith" tale reflect current research and thought more closely than many comparable volumes on library shelves." Booklist (Review of Virginia 1607–1776)