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Iberville's Gulf Journals
edited by Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams
by Pierre LeMoyne Iberville
introduction by Tennant McWilliams
translated by Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams
University of Alabama Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-8173-0049-4 | Paper: 978-0-8173-0539-0 | eISBN: 978-0-8173-8529-3
Library of Congress Classification F372.L538 1981
Dewey Decimal Classification 976


Europe's expansion into the New World during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries was a story of power alignment and cultural transmission as well as dramatic individual effort. Spain had her conquistadores, France her coureurs de bois, and England her sea dogs. Isolated from the authority of home governments, tempted by the abundance of gold, fur, and fish in the New World, these adventurers so vital to national policies of expansion developed their own personal creeds of conquest and colonization. Their individual exploits not only represent a humanistic theme essential in Europe's movement westward but heighten the analyses of cultural institutions of the era. It is within such a multidisciplinary light that one can experience the Gulf Coast adventures of Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville.

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