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A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I France and England in North America   By: (1823-1893)

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Parkman's detailed account of the conflicts between France and England in North America during the 17th century is a fascinating and captivating read. His thorough research and engaging writing style brings history to life, making it feel as though the reader is right there alongside the key figures involved in these events.

The author's ability to weave together historical facts with personal anecdotes and observations gives the book a depth and richness that is truly impressive. From the early struggles for control of the fur trade to the bloody battles for territory, Parkman paints a vivid picture of the complex and often brutal world of colonial North America.

While the subject matter may seem daunting to some readers, Parkman's clear and concise writing style makes this book accessible to a wide audience. Whether you are a history buff or simply looking to learn more about this fascinating period in American history, A Half Century of Conflict is a must-read. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding the roots of the United States and Canada's complex relationship.

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HALF CENTURY OF CONFLICT.

FRANCE AND ENGLAND IN NORTH AMERICA.

PART SIXTH.

BY

FRANCIS PARKMAN.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY. 1898.

Copyright, 1892 , By Francis Parkman.

Copyright, 1897 , By Little, Brown, and Company.

University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U.S.A.

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PREFACE.

This book, forming Part VI. of the series called France and England in North America, fills the gap between Part V., "Count Frontenac," and Part VII., "Montcalm and Wolfe;" so that the series now forms a continuous history of the efforts of France to occupy and control this continent.

In the present volumes the nature of the subject does not permit an unbroken thread of narrative, and the unity of the book lies in its being throughout, in one form or another, an illustration of the singularly contrasted characters and methods of the rival claimants to North America.

Like the rest of the series, this work is founded on original documents. The statements of secondary writers have been accepted only when found to conform to the evidence of contemporaries, whose writings have been sifted and collated with the greatest care. As extremists on each side have charged me with favoring the other, I hope I have been unfair to neither... Continue reading book >>


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