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The Canada merchants, 1713-1763 /
J.F. Bosher.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
viii, 234 p.
0198211341 :
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Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
0198211341 :
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'This is a wonderful book: for a genealogist with a keen interest in economic family 'networks'- it is perfect.' The Huguenot and Walloon Gazette
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Long Description
At the onset of the 18th century, when Canada was known as "New France", trade was largely in the hands of merchants at Bordeaux, La Rochelle, and Quebec. Drawing from notarial and parish records, this study shows that merchants were divided into two different social groups--one Roman Catholic, aligned with the clergy, the official financiers, and other ruling elements in the French empire; the other Huguenot, aligned with emigre and foreign businessmen in Protestant countries such as England and Holland--and leads readers to a new view of the French Atlantic empire.
Main Description
A study of the French merchants who traded with Canada (or New France) before the colony was lost to the British. The merchants families who are the principal subject of the book lived in the Atlantic seaports or in the small towns and villages of southwest France. Based on notarial and parishrecords, this detailed reconstruction of trading clans leads the reader to a new view of the French Atlantic empire.

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