Parkman Francis - France and England in North America 5 Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV


Author : Parkman Francis
Title : France and England in North America 5 Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV
Year : 1877

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Preface. The events recounted in this book group them-selves in the main about a single figure, that of Count Frontenac, the most remarkable man who ever represented the crown of France in the New World. From strangely unpromising beginnings, he grew with every emergency, and rose equal to every crisis. His whole career was, one of conflict, sometimes petty and personal, sometimes of momentous consequence, involving the question of national ascendency on this continent. Now that this question is put at rest for ever, it is hard to conceive the anxiety which it wakened in our forefathers. But for one rooted error of French policy, the future of the English-speaking races in America would have been more than endangered. ...

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