Pioneers of France in the New World

By: Francis Parkman Introduction by Colin G. Calloway

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In the sixteenth century, Spain claimed the fabled New World, and a rash of explorers sailed there seeking riches and, most famously, a fountain of youth. Although France made inroads into Florida, ultimately the French, like the Spanish, failed to establish dominion over North America. Francis Parkman tells why.

The first part of Pioneers of France in the New World deals with the attempts of the Spanish and the French Huguenots to occupy Florida; the second, with the expeditions of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain and French colonial endeavors in Canada and Acadia. Pioneers is a stirring story, capturing the era of the earliest explorations in North America.

Title: Pioneers of France in the New World

Author: Francis Parkman Introduction by Colin G. Calloway

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $25.00

Categories: Frontier & Pioneer Life, France, New France,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0-8032-8744-5

ISBN Number 13: 9780803287440

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 473 pages, Illus., maps., paperback, University of Nebraska Press

Seller ID: 287445

Description: In the sixteenth century, Spain claimed the fabled New World, and a rash of explorers sailed there seeking riches and, most famously, a fountain of youth. Although France made inroads into Florida, ultimately the French, like the Spanish, failed to establish dominion over North America. Francis Parkman tells why.
The first part of Pioneers of France in the New World deals with the attempts of the Spanish and the French Huguenots to occupy Florida; the second, with the expeditions of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain and French colonial endeavors in Canada and Acadia. Pioneers is a stirring story, capturing the era of the earliest explorations in North America.
"Parkman saw history as literature and he told a good story. He wrote in the epic style of the nineteenth century, presenting a grand sweep of history that modern writers rarely attempt or achieve."-Colin G. Calloway, from the introduction.

About Author
Francis Parkman (1823–1893), the son of a prominent Boston family, devoted much of his career to writing about the struggles of France and England for domination in America.
Colin G. Calloway, a professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College, is the author of the forthcoming New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.