Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760. The Chronicles of Canada. Vol. 8

Contents:
Author: William Charles Henry Wood

Preface

Louisbourg was no mere isolated stronghold which could be lost or won without affecting the wider issues of oversea dominion. On the contrary, it was a necessary link in the chain of waterside posts which connected France with America by way of the Atlantic, the St Lawrence, the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi. But since the chain itself and all its other links, and even the peculiar relation of Louisbourg to the Acadians and the Conquest, have been fully described elsewhere in the Chronicles of Canada, the present volume only tries to tell the purely individual tale. Strange to say, this tale seems never to have been told before; at least, not as one continuous whole. Of course, each siege has been described, over and over again, in many special monographs as well as in countless books about Canadian history. But nobody seems to have written any separate work on Louisbourg showing causes, crises, and results, all together, in the light of the complete naval and military proof. So perhaps the following short account may really be the first attempt to tell the tale of Louisbourg from the foundation to the fall.

W. W.

59 GRANDE ALLEE, QUEBEC, 2nd January 1915.

Contents:

Download Options


Title: Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760. The Chronicles of Canada. Vol. 8

Select an option:

*Note: A download may not start for up to 60 seconds.

Email Options


Title: Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760. The Chronicles of Canada. Vol. 8

Select an option:

Email addres:

*Note: It may take up to 60 seconds for for the email to be generated.

Chicago: William Charles Henry Wood, "Preface," Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760. The Chronicles of Canada. Vol. 8 in The Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760 (Toronto: Glasgow, Brook, 1922), Original Sources, accessed December 11, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=28JSG33RNU6Y3FF.

MLA: Wood, William Charles Henry. "Preface." Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760. The Chronicles of Canada. Vol. 8, in The Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760, Toronto, Glasgow, Brook, 1922, Original Sources. 11 Dec. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=28JSG33RNU6Y3FF.

Harvard: Wood, WC, 'Preface' in Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760. The Chronicles of Canada. Vol. 8. cited in 1922, The Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760, Glasgow, Brook, Toronto. Original Sources, retrieved 11 December 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=28JSG33RNU6Y3FF.