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Old Quebec The Fortress of New France   By: (1862-1932)

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OLD QUEBEC

The Fortress of New France

by

GILBERT PARKER and CLAUDE G. BRYAN

With Illustrations

[Illustration: Major General James Wolfe from a scarce contemporary print engraved by R. Houston ]

New York The Macmillan Company London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd. 1903

All rights reserved

Copyright, 1903, by The Macmillan Company.

Set up, electrotyped, and published September, 1903. Reprinted November, 1903.

Norwood Press

J. S. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

CONTENTS PAGE

NOTE xvii

PRELUDE xix

CHAPTER I

EARLY VOYAGES 1

CHAPTER II

THE ERA OF CHAMPLAIN 19

CHAPTER III

THE HEROIC AGE OF NEW FRANCE 44

CHAPTER IV

"AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM" 66

CHAPTER V

ROYAL GOVERNMENT 85

CHAPTER VI

THE NOBLESSE AND THE PEOPLE 95

CHAPTER VII

FRONTENAC AND LA SALLE 110

CHAPTER VIII

FIRE, MASSACRE, AND SIEGE 134

CHAPTER IX

THE CLOSE OF THE CENTURY 159

CHAPTER X

BORDER WARFARE 175

CHAPTER XI

THE BEGINNING OF THE END 187

CHAPTER XII

LIFE UNDER THE ANCIEN RÉGIME 218

CHAPTER XIII

DURING THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR 246

CHAPTER XIV

"HERE DIED WOLFE VICTORIOUS" 268

CHAPTER XV

MURRAY AND DE LÉVIS 299

CHAPTER XVI

THE FIRST YEARS OF BRITISH RULE 325

CHAPTER XVII

THE FIFTH SIEGE 342

CHAPTER XVIII

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PROGRESS 364

CHAPTER XIX

THE STORY OF THE GREAT TRADING COMPANIES 394

CHAPTER XX

THE NEW CENTURY 422

CHAPTER XXI

THE MODERN PERIOD 443

APPENDICES 473

INDEX 479

LIST OF PLATES

Major General James Wolfe Frontispiece

FACE PAGE

François Xavier de Laval 16

Cardinal de Richelieu 48

The Earl of Chatham 187

General the Marquis Montcalm 271

General Sir Jeffrey Amherst 282

Admiral Earl St. Vincent 294

General Gage 301

The Hon. Robert Monckton 307

[1]General Sir A. P. Irving 317

General Townshend 327

Sir James Henry Craig 342

Sir John Cope Sherbrooke 355

The Fourth Duke of Richmond 368

Admiral Viscount Nelson 374

Lord Dalhousie 376

General Lord Aylmer 395

The Earl of Durham 407

Sir John Colborne 417

Lord Sydenham 424

Sir Charles Bagot 434

General Earl Cathcart 443

The Earl of Elgin 452

Lord Lisgar 458

The Marquis of Dufferin and Ava 466

[Footnote 1: Inscription on plate for 2nd Governor of Canada 1766, read Lieutenant Governor of Canada 1766... Continue reading book >>




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