The invasion within : the contest of cultures in Colonial North America /
James Axtell.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
xv, 389 p. : ill. --
0195035968 :
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New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
0195035968 :
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ROBA copy 3: first published as an Oxford University Pess paperback, 1986.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1985-10-01:
A remarkable and important ``ethnohistory of the colonial French, English, and Indian efforts to convert each other.'' Covering the same period and terrain as Francis Parkman's France and England in North America (1865-92), Axtell concentrates on social and cultural interaction. He treats French and English missionary efforts extensively, bringing out, with telling examples, the reasons for the relative success of the French Jesuits' adaptive approach. New perspectives are presented in revealing the longstanding English desire to destroy Indian ``pride'' and in detailing the many successful conversions of captive whites to the Indian way of life. Highly recommended for academic, special, and large public libraries. Roy H. Tryon, Delaware State Archives, Dover
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