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Making the voyageur world : travelers and traders in the North American fur trade

Author: Carolyn Podruchny
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2007.
Series: France overseas : studies in empire and decolonization
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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French Canadian workers who paddled canoes, transported goods, and staffed the interior posts of the northern North American fur trade became popularly known as voyageurs. This title reveals the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Podruchny
ISBN: 9780803287907 0803287909
OCLC Number: 502237102
Description: pages cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Sons of the Farm, the Trade, and the Wilderness; 2. Leaving Home: Family and Livelihood in French Canada and Beyond; 3. Rites of Passage: Voyageur Cosmology; 4. It is the Paddle That Brings Us: Voyageurs Working in Canoes; 5. The Theater of Hegemony: Masters, Clerks, and Servants; 6. Rendezvous: Parties, Tricks, and Friendships; 7. En Derouine: Life at Interior Fur Trade Posts; 8. Tender Ties, Fluid Monogramy, and Trading Sex: Voyageurs and Aboriginal Women; 9. Disengagement: Going Home and Going Free; 10. Conclusion: Carrying the World
Series Title: France overseas : studies in empire and decolonization
Responsibility: Carolyn Podruchny.

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