Parkman Francis - France and England in North America 2 The Jesuits in North America in the seventeenth century


Author : Parkman Francis
Title : France and England in North America 2 The Jesuits in North America in the seventeenth century
Year : 1867

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Introduction. Few passages of Mstory are more striking than those which record the efforts of the earlier French Jesuits to convert the Indians. Full as they are of dramatic and philosophic interest, bearing strongly on the political destinies of America, and closely involved with the history of its native population, it is wonderful that they have been left so long in obscurity. While the infant colonies of England still clung feebly to the shores of the Atlantic, events deeply ominous to their future were in progress, unknown to them, in the very heart of the continent. It will be seen, in the sequel of this volume, that civil and religious liberty found strange allies in this Western World. ...

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