The Upper Country: French Enterprise in the Colonial Great Lakes
by Skinner, Claiborne A.
xvi, 202 pp. "The Upper Country melds myth and conventional history to provide a memorable tale of French designs in the middle of what became the United States. Putting the reader on the battlefields, at the trading posts, and on the rivers with voyageurs and their allies from the Indian nations, Claiborne Skinner reveals the saintly missionaries and jolly fur traders of popular myth as agents of a hard-nosed, often ruthless, imperial endeavor. ...this fascinating exploration sheds new light on France and its imperial venture into the Great Lakes." Black and white maps included.
Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY CANADA FRENCH GREAT LAKES FUR TRADE COLONIAL ERA
First paperback printing. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2008. 1st Printing. Near Fine/Not Applicable. (Inventory #: 2179962)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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