The Mississippi Basin: The Struggle in America Between England and France 1697-1763

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The Mississippi Basin: The Struggle in America Between England and France 1697-1763 - Justin Winsor. A narrative history describing the conflict surrounding the colonization and the taming of the several million square mile area along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. This work is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in learning more about America’s greatest river, the land surrounding her and the rivalry to gain control of her waterways in order to dominate trade and transport. Topics include, but are not limited to: Iberville’s Expedition: 1697-1700, Crozat and Trade: 1710-1719, the Mississippi Bubble: 1714-1720, the Barriers of Louisiana, Charlevoix and his observations, Along the Appalachians, the Rivalries of France, England and Spain, the Search for the Sea of the West, War and Truce: 1741-1748, the Portals of the Ohio Valley: 1740-1749, Louisiana and its Indians, Undeclared War: 1750-1754, the Alleghany Portals, and the Ohio and St. Lawrence Won. This work boasts an original combined fullname and subject index, and contains over 70 maps and illustrations. (1895) reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 484 pp. 101-W2343 ISBN: 0788423436