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Peyser, Joseph L. 1925-

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Works: 13 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 2,290 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Local history 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E99.F7, 971.0162
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Most widely held works by Joseph L Peyser
The Fox wars : the Mesquakie challenge to New France by R. David Edmunds ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the saga of the Fox (or Mesquakie) Indians' struggle to maintain their identity in the face of colonial New France during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries." "The Foxes occupied central Wisconsin, where for a long time they had warred with the Sioux and, more recently, had opposed the extension of the French firearm-and-fur trade with their western enemies. Caught between the Sioux anvil and the French hammer, the Foxes enlisted other tribes' support and maintained their independence until the late 1720s. Then the French treacherously offered them peace before launching a campaign of annihilation against them. The Foxes resisted valiantly, but finally were overwhelmed and took sanctuary among the Sac Indians, with whom they are closely associated to this day."--Jacket
On the eve of conquest : the Chevalier de Raymond's critique of New France in 1754 by Charles de Raymond ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1754, Charles de Raymond, chevalier of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis and a captain in the Troupes de la Marine wrote a bold, frank, and revealing expose on the French colonial posts and settlements of New France. On the Eve of the Conquest, more than an annotated translation, includes a discussion on the historical background of the start of the French and Indian War, as well as a concise biography of Raymond and Michel Le Courtois de Surlaville, the influential army colonel at the French court to whom the report was sent. Raymond brings to light what he sees as administrative corruption, inconsistent practices of both the church and the government regarding the brandy trade, and shortcomings of French relations with allied Native people. He proposes reforms to improve the French position from the Great Lakes Basin south to the Ohio River and east to Acadia. Raymond betrays his altruism in offering to oversee the implementation of his program, as major in command at Michilimackinac, or seigneur of Green Bay, or as "inspector general of the troops, garrisons, and posts of the upper country." Historians, anthropologists, museum curators, and other researchers interested in the French experience in North America during the eighteenth century will find this book useful. Valuable insights can be gained regarding Indian customs, relationships between French men and women, and the material culture in New France from Raymond's memoire. On the Eve of the Conquest is a remarkably candid view of the French empire in North America as it approached its fall
Letters from new France : the upper country, 1686-1783 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre : officer, gentleman, entrepreneur by Joseph L Peyser ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The documentary biography of Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre, an officer in the Troupes de la Marine, who served throughout New France, sheds new light on the business activity of French colonial officers stationed in the West. Many of the more than one hundred previously untranslated documents in Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre demonstrate the extent and profitability of Saint-Pierre's pursuit of business activities while he was performing official duties in eighteenth-century French North America. The quest for profit permeated Saint-Pierre's career, particularly his command of the Western Sea Post after he succeeded the fabled Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Verendrye in 1750. Saint-Pierre and his secret partners Governor-General Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquiere, Intendant Francois Bigot, and Meret, secretary to La Jonquiere, used their positions to engage in extensive trade, especially in brandy, with the Cree and Assiniboine northwest of Lake Superior. Saint-Pierre's activities provide fresh insights into the North American fur trade
Edge of empire : documents of Michilimackinac, 1671-1716 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Edge of Empire provides both an overview and an intensely detailed look at Michigan's Fort Michilimackinac at a very specific period of history. While the introduction offers an overview of the French fur trade, of the place of Michilimackinac in that network, and of what Michilimackinac was like in the years up to 1716, the body of the book is comprised of sixty-one French-language documents, now translated into English. Collected from archives in France, Canada, and the United States, the documents identify many of the people involved in the trade and reveal a great deal about the personal and professional relations among people who traded
Fort St. Joseph, 1691-1781 : the story of Berrien County's colonial past by Joseph L Peyser ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ambush and revenge : George Washington's adversaries in 1754 : Ensign Joseph Coulon de Jumonville and Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers by Joseph L Peyser ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fort St. Joseph manuscripts : chronological inventory and translations by Joseph L Peyser ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters from New France : selected translations and readings for the course entitled French Colonial America by Joseph L Peyser ( Book )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fate of the Fox survivors a dark chapter in the history of the French in the Upper Country, 1726-1737 by Joseph L Peyser ( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Joseph L. Peyser collection by Joseph L Peyser ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Academic material that Dr. Joseph L. Peyser used in his study of New France, specifically Fort St. Joseph, Niles, Michigan. Dr. Peyser had an affinity for the French culture as well as that of New France; his interest in the latter of the two lead him to help get the ball rolling to excavate Fort St. Joseph by archeology students from Western Michigan University
It was not smallpox : the Miami deaths of 1732 reexamined by Joseph L Peyser ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letters from New France : selected translations and readings on the Pays d'en haut, 1686-1783 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Peyser, Joseph L., 1925-
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