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978-1-61146-279-1 • Hardback • July 2019 • $152.00 • (£117.00)
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Daniel Weeks is assistant research professor at the Thomas A. Edison Papers, Rutgers University.
Chapter 1: Reconnaissance and the Shaping of Colonial Policy
Chapter 2: First Attempts at Settlement in New France
Chapter 3: Building the Network: Champlain on the St. Lawrence
Chapter 4: Reconnaissance and Staking a Claim—New Netherland
Chapter 5: Building the Network—New Netherland
Chapter 6: The Fur Trade—the Dominant Flow?
Chapter 7: Native-American Networks, Flows of Disease, and the Fur Trade
Chapter 8: Flows of People
Chapter 9: Flows of Ideas
Conclusion: The Diffuse and Specific Networks of New Amsterdam and Quebec
About the Author
A scholarly, original and well-informed comparison of seventeenth-century New Amsterdam with French Quebec that illuminates each settlement's distinctive features.
— Peter Moogk, The University of British Columbia
Daniel Weeks has provided a stimulating new comparative analysis of why New Amsterdam prospered more than Quebec as outposts for two distinctive empires. His work takes us beyond explanations that begin and end with the fur trade, and he looks more broadly at the Atlantic and regional networks that made both settlements gateway centers for the movement of people, ideas, and consumer goods as well as furs.
— Paul G. E. Clemens, Rutgers University