War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850

Kourou and the Struggle for a French America

Authors: Godfroy, M.

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Kourou was to be a wonderful revenge, a French colony in America after the Seven Years War in 1763. However, the fantastic ideal became a grand failure and political disaster, marking the end of the French attempts for an American colony.

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Marion Godfroy is Associate Researcher at Université de la Sorbonne Paris I, France. She is a French historian, the award-winning author of four historical books.

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“Godfroy presents an engaging analysis of this fascinating chapter in French colonial history. While her study says little about interactions between Europeans and native peoples, unlike many recent works in Atlantic colonial history, she offers helpful detail about the officials who planned the mission as well as the would-be colonists. In doing so, she provides a fresh view of why European colonists ventured to the New World, as well as of the difficulties faced by metropolitan officials planning far-away settlements.” (Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, American Historical Review, Vol. 121 (4), October, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kourou and the Struggle for a French America
Authors
Series Title
War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36347-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137363473
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36346-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47302-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 249
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