France in the New World: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

France in the New World: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

France in the New World: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

France in the New World: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

Synopsis

The 22(nd) annual conference of the FCHS took place at Poitiers, France, early in June of 1996. Sixteen papers from this conference have now been brought together in this important collection, with authors who come from both sides of the Atlantic. They offer insights into in demographic, diplomatic, economic, medical, military, and political history, containing the latest research and revising ideas about the French presence overseas. Among the subject areas explored are: the French Revolution in Martinique, eighteenth-century medical practice along the Mississippi River, a family plantation on St-Domingue, Anglo-French diplomatic problems over Newfoundland fishery, and French trading posts on the Great Lakes in the eighteenth century.

Excerpt

These proceedings of the Society's 22nd Annual Meeting contain sixteen of the papers delivered at the Poitiers conference. They were chosen to offer a variety of perspectives on the central theme of "France in the New World," and contain an unusually high proportion of papers from our French colleagues. This extensive French participation was indeed one of the remarkable and stimulating features of the conference, held in a town within easy reach of so many of the sites associated with French Atlantic history: La Rochelle, Rochefort, Brouage and so forth.

The fact that so many of the papers came from French computers has not made the editor's task any easier than usual. But I hope that we have now caught most of the errors and inconsistencies, and ask more sincerely than usual for indulgence concerning those that may remain.

David buisseret, ed. The University of Texas at Arlington . . .

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