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Quebec and the Heritage of Franco-America

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Edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip Davies. Published Jun 2010. ISBN: 9781900039987



Detailed Description

This study marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec and consists of six essays by a team of contributors drawn from Quebec, the USA, France and the UK.  It explores the concept of Franco-American heritage as not a modern remnant of a lost French North American empire but a thriving entity that grew in both vitality and geographical spread in the centuries after the Conquest of 1759.  Two things are fundamental to the essays in the collection:  Franco-America’s heritage was neither French nor American but something different and unique from both; and its geographical extent spread far beyond Quebec province, where it was born, and penetrated into large parts of so-called Anglo-America – in other words it was continental rather than provincial in nature.