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Ghost empire : how the French almost conquered North America

Author: Philip Marchand
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After he explored the Great Lakes and the entire Mississippi, Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, was murdered by his own men when he led them on a disastrous mission to Texas. But the vast land he claimed for France in 1682 could have become - had it not been for a few twists of history - a French-speaking empire extending more than a thousand miles beyond Quebec. This alternative North America would have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Philip Marchand
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Marchand
ISBN: 0275994171 9780275994174
OCLC Number: 72147211
Description: xvii, 459 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The persistence of blood --
La Salle on the prairies --
The great peace --
China --
Fort Frontenac --
The carrying place --
Fort Niagara --
Detroit --
Saint Ignace --
Green Bay --
Kankakee --
Sainte Genevieve --
Fort Assumption --
Arkansas post --
La Pointe Noire --
The devil's empire --
The communion of saints.
Responsibility: Philip Marchand.
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In the 1680s, the Frenchman, Robert de La Salle explored the Great Lakes and the entire Mississippi, before being murdered by his own men when he led them on a disastrous mission to Texas. This title  Read more...

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"French North America, a country that might have been but never materialized, inspired Marchand to take to the road and seek its traces. With his itinerary guided by the explorations of La Salle in Read more...

 
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