This innovative interdisciplinary study offers a comprehensive analysis of the French, Dutch and English colonization of northeastern North America during the early and middle decades of the seventeenth century. It is the first book to pay serious attention to the European economic and political factors which promoted colonization, and it argues that the prime determinant was the uneven development of agricultural systems in western Europe.
|Publication date:||1st January 1993|
|Publisher:||University of British Columbia Press|
|Categories:||History of the Americas, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Colonialism & imperialism, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism, Social & cultural history,|
Denys Delage is a professor in the departments of Sociology and History at Laval University in Quebec City. In 1986, he was awarded the Prix Lionel-Groulx for the French edition of this book. Jane Brierley (translator) is a Montreal literary translator who won the 1990 Governor General's award for her translation of Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspe's Yellow-Wolf and Other Tales of the Saint Lawrence.More About Denys Delage