"Portrays the attempt of the monarchical
administration of France to make good its hold on the North American continent." - Publisher's advertisement, 1895
Parkman gained access to "certain
indispensable papers relating to the rival claimants to Acadia, La Tour,
and D'Aunay." Completely revising the work to
incorporate these materials, The Old Regime in Canada became three
books published in two volumes, deriving its title "from the third
and principal of the three sections into which the book is divided."
THE FEUDAL CHIEFS OF CANADA:
Claude and Charles de la Tour; Claude de Razilly; Charles de Menou d'Aunay
Charnisay; La Tour and the Puritans of Boston (1643-1645)
CANADA A MISSION: Jesuits
at Onandaga; Le Moyne; Holy Wars of Montreal (1642-1661); Hertel at Long
Saut; Laval, Argenson, Avaugour, Dumesnil, Mezy; The Brandy Quarrel
THE COLONY AND THE KING: Royal
Intervention; Tracy, Courcel, and Talon (1661-1665); Mohawk towns burned;
Marriage and population; Canadian feudalism (seignior and censitaire, gentilhommerie
and noblesse); Trade and industry; Priests and people; Morals and manners.
Originally published in 1874, this special PDF edition
faithfully preserves the landmark 1895 revised edition in its entirety.
Parkman was a meticulous researcher, and diligently footnoted every fact
and passage. Each of these footnotes appears on the same page on which
it is referenced (there are hundreds of important footnotes which have
been deleted from subsequent editions).