|Richard Worth, with José António Brandão.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||112 / 2007|
After 250 years of independence, it may be difficult for us to imagine the earlier America, an untamed land and prized possession of Britain and France. Produced by National Geographic, this series for readers 9 to 12 goes beyond the familiar tales to offer a nuanced account of life in some of the New World's most important colonies. Each volume includes a detailed text and dozens of period illustrations as well as a timeline and list of resources for further study.
A major rival of the British colonies, New France encompassed the Great Lakes region and parts of Canada and New England. Here the story of explorer Samuel de Champlain is interwoven with those of the missionaries and traders who followed in his wake. Here too are accounts of the Seven Years' War, an epic struggle which changed the maps and drastically altered the balance of power in North America in favor of the British.