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The white and the gold; the French regime in Canada

Author: Thomas B Costain
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Doubleday, 1954.
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Genre/Form: History
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Costain, Thomas B. (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965.
White and the gold.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1954
(OCoLC)651826965
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Costain
OCLC Number: 1148981
Description: xii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: John Cabot speaks to a king --
and discovers a continent --
Before and after Cabot --
Jacques Cartier discovers Canada --
The kingdom of Saguenay ; Stadacona and Hochelaga --
The feud between Cartier and Roberval --
Samuel de Champlain, the founder of New France --
Champlain at Quebec --
Champlain, organizer, diplomat, explorer, and Indian fighter --
A view of Quebec in the first days ; Louis Hebert --
Champlain's romance --
The coming of the Jesuits ; The formation of the company of a hundred associates --
The start of the long wars with the English --
Three resolute women and the parts they played ;Madame de la Peltrie ; Marie de I'incarnation ; Jeanne Mance --
The story of Ville Marie and how it came into existence --
The start of the wars with the Iroquois ; An ineffectual peace ; The tragic story of Isaac Jogues --
The destruction of the Huron nation ; The Jesuit martyrs --
Richelieu dies and Mazarin takes his place ; A troublesome period is reached in the affairs of New France ; A strange feud in Acadia --
The Iroquois gain the upper hand ; the mission to the Onondagas --
An uneasy peace ; Charles le Moyne and the beginning of a great family ; Jeanne Mance takes matters into her own hands --
Adam Dollards and his magnificent stand at the Long Sault --
The transfer of Montreal Island to the Sulpicians ; The appointment of Bishop Laval leads to clerical war and begins a great chapter in Canadian history --
Mazarin dies and Louis XIV decides to rule for himself ; Colbert becomes his first minister ; A great plan for Canada The grand plan comes to a head with the arrival in Canada of the Carignan-Saliere regiment and the defeat of the Iroquois --
A great man comes to Canada who is neither soldier, missionary, nor explorer ; Jean Talon, the able intendant, who introduces the elements of normality --
The king becomes a paternal tyrant of Canada, making regulations for every phase of life ; The king's girls ; Rigid police restrictions --
The conflict over the fur trade ; The Coureurs de Bois ; The annual fair at Montreal ; Opening up the West ; Du Lhut and Nicolas Perrot --
Radisson and Groseilliers leave New France and go to England ; The formation of the Hudson's Bay Company ; Forts are established on the bay --
The divided loyalties of Radisson and Groseilliers ; The policy of the Hudson's Bay Company and its great success --
Frontenac, the great governor, is appointed ; His early life ; His character --
Frontenac takes matters into his own hands ; The breaking of all records in building Fort Cataraqui ; The raising of the white flag La Salle, the greatest of explorers ; Marquette and Joliet discover the Mississippi ; La Salle's only friend, the man with the iron hand --
The building of the Griffin ; La Salle's creditors seize all his assets ; the tracing of the Mississippi to its mouth --
The Seigneurial system creates an atmosphere of romance ; the rise of Seigneurial class ; La Durantaye ; The fabulous Le Moynes --
Frontenac places the governor of Montreal under arrest ; He becomes involved in feuds with his fellow officers ; His recall by the king --
The mistakes of Frontenac's successor ; The death of Colbert ; La Barre is recalled ; Meules makes a new kind of money --
La Salle embarks on a wild adventure ; A colony is founded by mistake in Texas ; His death at the hands of mutinous followers --
The duel between Denonville and Dongan ; An act of treachery makes war with the Iroquois inevitable ; The French seize English forts in Hudson's Bay ; Denonville lays the Seneca country waste --
The grim story of Iroquois revenge ; The massacre at Lachine ; Denonville's weakness --
The beginning of the English wars ; Four titans and a heroine.
Responsibility: Thomas B. Costain.

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