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The bourgeois frontier : French towns, French traders, and American expansion

Author: Jay Gitlin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2011.
Series: The Lamar series in western history
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Transferred to digital printing]View all editions and formats
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"Histories tend to emphasize conquest by Anglo-Americans as the driving force behind the development of the American West. In this fresh interpretation, Jay Gitlin argues that the activities of the French are crucial to understanding the phenomenon of westward expansion. The Seven Years War brought an end to the French colonial enterprise in North America, but the French in towns such as New Orleans, St. Louis, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Gitlin
ISBN: 9780300101188 030010118X 9780300168037 0300168039
OCLC Number: 723667966
Notes: First publ.: 2010.
Description: XIV, 269 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Series Title: The Lamar series in western history
Responsibility: Jay Gitlin.

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