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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


Hawk PROMOTION & POSSESSION
New France

Laudonnière
While slow to colonize in the Americas, the French were not slow to publish their ambitious designs. Even colonial failure, like that in Florida, could take on luster in print, as René de Laudonnière's account demonstrated.
Lescarbot
In North America, French claims of possession were more persuasive. Marc Lescarbot called "New France" into existence by writing a history of it, while Samuel de Champlain published numerous editions of his explorations and highlighted his defeat of Iroquois tribes.
Champlain Champlain Champlain

Promotion & Possession

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