Category Archives: New France

The Historiography of the French Canadian Seigneur

This history  of colonial Canada is for the most part well researched and documented, and there is very little left unknown about this period in history. It is true however, that within these historical writings and research there are discrepancies … Continue reading

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The Acadian Expulsion in Atlantic Canada

In order to understand the impact of the Great Expulsion on the Acadian peoples, one must first be familiar with the history of the Acadian settlement.  The Acadian people originated from various villages in France, and after a long journey … Continue reading

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Identity Formation in the Pays d’en Haut Region

Identity Formation in the Pays d’en Haut Region The exchanges between French and Indigenous settlers during the 17th and 18th century North-eastern Americas is an interesting period to examine how identities emerged between each of these groups.  Identity refers to … Continue reading

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An Examination of European Misrepresentations in Literature and Motives for Colonization

This essay examines the role of colonial literature in the colonization of North America. I attempted to show how the images and representations of Natives were influenced by the motives and needs of the individuals who wrote them and the … Continue reading

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