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The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century by Francis Parkman

The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century by Francis Parkman

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PREFACE.
FEW
passages of history are more striking thanthose which record the efforts of the earlier PrenchJesuits to convert the Indians. Full as they
are of dramatic and philosophic interest, bearing
strongly on the political destinies of America,. andclosely involved with the history of its native pop-
ulation, it is wonderful that they have been 14
so long in obscurity. While the infant colonies ofEngland still clung feebly to the shores of the At-
‘Ian&, events deeply ominous to their future were
in progress, unknown to them, in the very heart ofthe continent.It will be seen, in the sequel of thisvolume, that civil and religious liberty found strangeallies in this Western World.The sources of information concerning the earlyIJesuits of New France are very copious. Duringa period of forty years, the Superior of the Mission4
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