North American Exploration - Vol. 2

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Alan V. Briceland is an associate professor of history, Virginia Commonwealth University, who has also held an academic appointment at North Texas State University. He is recognized as a scholar of the exploration of eastern North America during the colonial period and is the author of several books, including Westward from Virginia: The Exploration of the Virginia-Carolina Frontier, 1650-1710, and has contributed over a dozen articles and book chapters to the scholarly literature. He has received several awards and was named an Outstanding Educator of America for 1974-75. Dr. Briceland was educated at the College of William and Mary ( B.A.) and Duke University ( M.A., 1963, Ph.D., 1965). He also has post- doctoral experience as a participant in the Military History Workshop at West Point in 1981 and at the NEH summer institute at the University of Connecticut in 1987.
W. J. Eccles is emeritus professor of history at the University of Toronto. He has held a number of academic appointments, including guest lectureships and professorships at the University of Chile, McGill University, the American University of Beirut, the Sorbonne ( Paris), and McMaster University. In 1983-84 he was James Pinckney Harrison Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. He is internationally known as an expert on French exploration and settlement in North America, particularly in the eighteenth century. Dr. Eccles has authored nine books, including The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760, France in America, and Essays on New France, and numerous articles in scholarly journals, and he served as general editor of the Problems in Canadian History series. He has received many prizes and awards for his scholarship, including a Senior Killam Fellowship, the Tyrrel Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, and the Best Article award from the William and Mary Quarterly and the Canadian Historical Review. He has served as a councilmember of both the Canadian Historical Association and the Humanities Association of Canada and on the editorial board of the Historical Atlas of Canada. Dr. Eccles received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. ( 1955) degrees from McGill University.
James R. Gibson is a professor of geography at York University, Ontario, where he has spent most of his academic career and where he served as departmental chairman from 1978 to 1981. He has also held visiting professorships at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan; the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and the University of Hawaii. Dr. Gibson, noted for his work on the exploration and settlement of the Pacific coast, has received a number of research grants, includ

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Maps ix
  • Introduction to Volume 2 1
  • 9 / Spanish Penetrations to the North of New Spain 7
  • 10 / Early French Exploration in the North American Interior 65
  • 11 / French Exploration in North America, 1700-1800 149
  • 12 / British Exploration of Rupert's Land 203
  • 13 British Exploration of the United States Interior 269
  • 14 / The Exploration of the Pacific Coast 328
  • Notes 397
  • Selected Bibliography 437
  • Contributors 445
  • Index 449
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