Endgame 1758: The Promise, The Glory, And The Despair Of Louisbourg's Last Decade (France Overseas: Studies In Empire And Decolonization)
The story of what happened at the colonial fortified town of Louisbourg between 1749 and 1758 is one of the great dramas of the history of Canada, indeed North America. The French stronghold on Cape Breton Island, strategically situated near the entrance to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, was from soon after its founding a major possession in the quest for empire. The dramatic military and social histo...
Series: France Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization
Paperback: 382 pages
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (January 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 3393674
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Johnston was a long-time Parks Canada employee who over the years issued many papers and books, a fair number of which centered in Louisbourg. The French fortress town (1713-1758) on Cape Breton Island of Nova Scotia was seen by Britain as a threat t...
short-lived and significant fortress, seaport, and community, and the citizens who made it their home, are woven together in A. J. B. Johnston’s gripping biography of the colony’s final decade, presented from both French and British perspectives.