From 17th-century fur traders in Canada to 21st-century peacekeepers in Haiti, from France’s decisive role in the Revolutionary War leading to the creation of the United States to recent disagreements over Iraq, France and the Americas charts the history of the inextricable links between France and the nations of the Americas. This comprehensive survey features an incisive introduction and a chronology of key events, spanning 400 years of France’s transatlantic relations.
Students of many disciplines, as well as the lay reader, will appreciate this comprehensive survey, which traces the common themes of both French policy, language, and influence throughout the Americas and the wide-ranging transatlantic influences on contemporary France.
- Approximately 730 cross-referenced entries covering events and themes spanning 400 years of French influence in the Americas, from Canada to Guiana
- Extensive bibliographies, over 80 illustrations, and essays from leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic
- Draws heavily on primary sources as well as the latest monographs and journal articles