The Structure of Canadian History
Designed for courses on Pre and Post Confederation History of Canada.
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Restructuring of New France The principles of absolutism and mercantilism and
the corollary doctrine of imperialism did inspire the remedies for the key problems
of New France . Was the colony a trading outpost , a missionary frontier or an ...
The most wealthy merchants of New France invested their fortunes as did the
bourgeois in France itself : they bought seigneurial status in the hope of
ennoblement . They accumulated gloire rather than wealth for further
diversification of trade .
Bibliography The general histories cited at the end of Chapter 3 touch on the
subject of the character of society in New France , as does Dale Miquelon in two
chapters of New France , 17011744 : “ A Supplement to Europe " ( 1987 ) .