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Mallet Digital Exhibit

Description of books in the Mallet Library with images

French in North America

French explorers and settlers in North America in the 18th and 19th centuries left a lasting mark on the United States and Canada. Many areas feel this lasting French influence, even today. French culture meshes with American culture in such areas as New England and Louisiana, while French-Canadian Québec proudly holds to its French heritage. This section of the digital exhibit is dedicated to the study of the French influence in North America over the centuries. It is somewhat more diverse than the other sections, as it includes both text and images. As with all sections of the digital exhibit, we update this section periodically as we continue to find items of interest.

An exploratory view of the coast of "La Californie"

From: Exploration du Territoire de l'Orégon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille: Exécutée Pendant les Années 1840, 1841 et 1842, by M. Duflot de Mofras. Paris: A. Bertrand, 1844.
917.95 M695e v. 1

 

Jacques Cartier, famous French explorer of the New World

From: First Establishment of the Faith in New France, by Father Christian Le Clercq. New York: J. Shea, 1881. 282.71 L462f v. 1

 

Samuel de Champlain, famous French explorer and geographer

From: First Establishment of the Faith in New France, by Father Christian Le Clercq. New York: J. Shea, 1881. 282.71 L462f v. 1

 

Peter Faneuil of the prominent French family in Boston

From: The French Blood in America, by Lucian J. Fosdick. New York: F.H. Revell, c1906. 284.5 F748f