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The European Invasion of North America
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This comprehensive resource follows the pivotal and often overlooked efforts of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Dutch, the French, and the English colonies to control the strategic waterways of the Hudson-Champlain corridor from their discovery to the fall of New France. * 39 chronologically organized chapters ranging from the founding of New France to the conclusion of the French and Indian War 150 years later * 300 primary sources, including letters, journal entries, official diplomatic and military correspondence, and other firsthand accounts * Biographical sketches of key figures, including Stuyvesant, Frontenac, Shirley, Vaudreuil, Loudoun, Montcalm, and Amherst * 30 maps and illustrations showing the principal figures, and the changing boundaries and the progress of major armed conflicts in the Champlain-Hudson Valleys * A comprehensive index
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About 400 years ago, Samuel de Champlain and Henry Hudson led separate expeditions to explore the waters of the valleys now known by their names. A century and a half later, the conflict between France and England for control of that region came to a head, with a war that determined the fate of the region, the continent, and two empires as well.

About the Author

Michael G. Laramie is an independent historian with a focus on the colonial conflicts of North America. He served with Air Force reconnaissance squadrons in both the European and Middle East theaters before attending the University of Arizona.

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"Appropriate for circulating collections at larger public and academic institutions and for smaller collections (including in high schools) where there is a need or interest." - Library Journal "Overall, this is a very worthwhile work. It seems clear that much work went into including the details of names and numbers along with extensive descriptions of works constructed by the combatants and the terrain involved in key events. Even with the level of detail, the book reads well and one does not get a feeling of getting bogged down. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in this topic or in colonial operations in this period in general." - The Journal of America's Military Past

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