The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600–1763

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The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600–1763

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'New France' consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America. This title takes a look at the lengthy chain of forts built by the French to guard the frontier in the American northeast, including Sorel, Chambly, St Jean, Carillon (Ticonderoga), Duquesne (Pittsburgh, PA), and Vincennes. These forts were of two types: the major stone forts, and other forts made of wood and earth, all of which varied widely in style from Vauban-type elements to cabins surrounded by a stockade. Some forts, such as Chambly, looked more like medieval castles in their earliest incarnations. René Chartrand examines the different types of forts built by the French, describing the strategic vision that led to their construction, their impact upon the British colonies and the Indian nations of the interior, and the French military technology that went into their construction.

Product details

Published Mar 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472803184
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 7 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 75
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

Illustrator

Brian Delf

BRIAN DELF began his career producing artwork for…

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