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The Resource Pierre-Esprit Radisson, merchant, adventurer, 1636-1710, Martin Fournier ; [translated from the French by Mary E. Brennan-Ricard]

Pierre-Esprit Radisson, merchant, adventurer, 1636-1710, Martin Fournier ; [translated from the French by Mary E. Brennan-Ricard]

Label
Pierre-Esprit Radisson, merchant, adventurer, 1636-1710
Title
Pierre-Esprit Radisson, merchant, adventurer, 1636-1710
Statement of responsibility
Martin Fournier ; [translated from the French by Mary E. Brennan-Ricard]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A new biography of one of Canada's most colourful and controversial figures Pierre-Espirit Radisson, a French adventurer, came to New France in 1651 in search of opportunity. Captured by the Iroquois at sixteen, he survived torture, was adopted by the Mohawks, and lived among the natives for over a year learning their customs and languages. Once back in New France he led the adventurous life of a coureur de bois, becoming the partner of his brother-in-law, Medard Chouart Des Groseilliers. When French authorities rejected their plan to reach the rich fur territories of the Hudson's Bay area, they found ready backers and expertise for the expedition in England. Their first successful expedition of 1668-1669 resulted in the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company." "Historians have been critical of Radisson and Des Groseilliers' changes of allegiance but Martin Fournier shows that they loyally served their English business partners until the political turmoil of the Exclusion Crisis against the succession of the Catholic Duke of York, Radisson's patron, forced the two Frenchmen to leave England. Radisson then worked briefly for French interests before permanently establishing the Nelson River trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1684. From 1687 until his death in 1710 he lived as a gentleman in London."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fournier, Martin
Dewey number
971.01/63/092
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1060.7.R15
LC item number
F6713 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radisson, Pierre Esprit
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • New France
  • Hudson Bay Region
  • Fur trade
  • Canada
  • Radisson, Pierre Esprit
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Fur trade
  • Canada
  • France
  • Hudson Bay Region
  • North America
Label
Pierre-Esprit Radisson, merchant, adventurer, 1636-1710, Martin Fournier ; [translated from the French by Mary E. Brennan-Ricard]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""TABLE OF CONTENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION: Rediscovering Radisson""; ""Reasons for a new biography""; ""Radisson's narratives""; ""CHAPTER 1 The First Voyage: Radisson Becomes an Iroquois""; ""His birth and early years""; ""New France during the 1650s""; ""First capture and adoption""; ""Renewal of a traditional society""; ""The New Holland colony""; ""The Dutch-Iroquois alliance and firearms""; ""Life at Rensselaerwyck""; ""Second capture and integration of Radisson""; ""Torture""; """"Doe as they doe""""; ""Second rupture at Fort Orange""; ""CHAPTER 2 A Man and History""
  • ""A few clarifications about Radisson's voyages and travel narratives""""A sketch of the young Radisson""; ""CHAPTER 3 Second Voyage: Mediator and Cultural Métis""; ""Radisson returns to Iroquois territory""; ""The Indianization of Radisson""; ""The long-term impact of torture""; ""A geopolitical upheaval and Amerindian rivalries""; ""Iroquois power and a climate of dissension""; ""A French waltz, Huron sighs and an Algonquin resurgence""; ""Gannentaha, more at stake than a new mission""; ""A societal debate and a social transformation""; ""Radisson, an ""Indianized"" Frenchman""
  • ""Iroquois tensions and expansion""""The Jesuit influence""; ""Jesuit precepts applied""; ""A hasty depature from Gannentaha""; ""CHAPTER 4 The Third Voyage: Médard Chouart, Called Des Groseilliers, Mentor of Radisson""; ""The voyage of 1654-1656""; ""Where was Des Groseilliers?""; ""The nations which renew contact with the French""; ""Traces and observations""; ""Resurgence of the Franco-Huron-Algonquin network""; ""A few details about Des Groseilliers""; ""CHAPTER 5 Fourth Voyage: Radisson Accompanies Des Groseilliers to Lake Superior""; ""Autonomous, irascible and determined""
  • ""The voyage to Lake Superior""""Partnership and collaboration""; ""From Trois-RiviÃ?res to Chekamegon Bay""; ""Acquiring power""; ""First of all, impress the Menominee""; ""Braving winter""; ""The Feast of the Dead""; ""Stakes and negotiations""; ""An understandable reaction on the part of the Amerindians""; ""Living with is knowing ... or the demanding life of a superman""; """"Home Sweet Home"" is not French""; ""CHAPTER 6 Radisson and Des Groseilliers Leave New France""; ""The state of the colony""; """"A man of contradiction""""; ""What to do? Where to go?""
  • ""Welcome to the land of the English""""INTERPOLATION: Crossing the Atlantic""; ""European power""; ""The trump card of Radisson and Des Groseilliers""; ""What a story!""; ""CHAPTER 7 Radisson Embraces England""; ""Two difficult years""; ""Many plagues""; ""Mutual assistance and commercial networks: the clienteles""; ""Vade mecum for courtiers""; ""A maiden circle of supporters""; ""The Company of the Royal Adventurers Trading into Africa""; ""James Hayes, an ambitious secretary""; ""Radisson and the Royal Society""; ""Who is ""ingenious""?""; ""Experimental science, trade and Radisson""
Control code
774384444
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English ed.
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773574281
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6v048
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774384444
Label
Pierre-Esprit Radisson, merchant, adventurer, 1636-1710, Martin Fournier ; [translated from the French by Mary E. Brennan-Ricard]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""TABLE OF CONTENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION: Rediscovering Radisson""; ""Reasons for a new biography""; ""Radisson's narratives""; ""CHAPTER 1 The First Voyage: Radisson Becomes an Iroquois""; ""His birth and early years""; ""New France during the 1650s""; ""First capture and adoption""; ""Renewal of a traditional society""; ""The New Holland colony""; ""The Dutch-Iroquois alliance and firearms""; ""Life at Rensselaerwyck""; ""Second capture and integration of Radisson""; ""Torture""; """"Doe as they doe""""; ""Second rupture at Fort Orange""; ""CHAPTER 2 A Man and History""
  • ""A few clarifications about Radisson's voyages and travel narratives""""A sketch of the young Radisson""; ""CHAPTER 3 Second Voyage: Mediator and Cultural Métis""; ""Radisson returns to Iroquois territory""; ""The Indianization of Radisson""; ""The long-term impact of torture""; ""A geopolitical upheaval and Amerindian rivalries""; ""Iroquois power and a climate of dissension""; ""A French waltz, Huron sighs and an Algonquin resurgence""; ""Gannentaha, more at stake than a new mission""; ""A societal debate and a social transformation""; ""Radisson, an ""Indianized"" Frenchman""
  • ""Iroquois tensions and expansion""""The Jesuit influence""; ""Jesuit precepts applied""; ""A hasty depature from Gannentaha""; ""CHAPTER 4 The Third Voyage: Médard Chouart, Called Des Groseilliers, Mentor of Radisson""; ""The voyage of 1654-1656""; ""Where was Des Groseilliers?""; ""The nations which renew contact with the French""; ""Traces and observations""; ""Resurgence of the Franco-Huron-Algonquin network""; ""A few details about Des Groseilliers""; ""CHAPTER 5 Fourth Voyage: Radisson Accompanies Des Groseilliers to Lake Superior""; ""Autonomous, irascible and determined""
  • ""The voyage to Lake Superior""""Partnership and collaboration""; ""From Trois-RiviÃ?res to Chekamegon Bay""; ""Acquiring power""; ""First of all, impress the Menominee""; ""Braving winter""; ""The Feast of the Dead""; ""Stakes and negotiations""; ""An understandable reaction on the part of the Amerindians""; ""Living with is knowing ... or the demanding life of a superman""; """"Home Sweet Home"" is not French""; ""CHAPTER 6 Radisson and Des Groseilliers Leave New France""; ""The state of the colony""; """"A man of contradiction""""; ""What to do? Where to go?""
  • ""Welcome to the land of the English""""INTERPOLATION: Crossing the Atlantic""; ""European power""; ""The trump card of Radisson and Des Groseilliers""; ""What a story!""; ""CHAPTER 7 Radisson Embraces England""; ""Two difficult years""; ""Many plagues""; ""Mutual assistance and commercial networks: the clienteles""; ""Vade mecum for courtiers""; ""A maiden circle of supporters""; ""The Company of the Royal Adventurers Trading into Africa""; ""James Hayes, an ambitious secretary""; ""Radisson and the Royal Society""; ""Who is ""ingenious""?""; ""Experimental science, trade and Radisson""
Control code
774384444
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English ed.
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773574281
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6v048
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774384444

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