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Francis Parkman, Jr.

Parkman has been hailed as one of America's first great historians and as a master of narrative history. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. The American writer and literary critic Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) in his book "O Canada" (1965), described Parkman’s France and England in North America in these terms: "The clarity, the momentum and the color of the first volumes of Parkman’s narrative are among the most brilliant achievements of the writing of history as an art." Parkman's biases, particularly his attitudes about nationality, race, and especially Native Americans, has generated criticism. The Canadian historian W. J. Eccles harshly criticized what he perceived as Parkman's bias against France and Roman Catholic policies, as well as what he considered Parkman's misuse of French language sources. However, Parkman's most severe detractor was the American historian Francis Jennings, an outspoken and controversial critic of the European colonization of North America, who went so far as to characterize Parkman's work as "fiction" and Parkman himself as a "liar". Unlike Jennings and Eccles, many modern historians have found much to praise in Parkman's work even while recognizing his limitations. Calling Jennings' critique "vitriolic and unfair," the historian Robert S. Allen has said that Parkman's history of France and England in North America "remains a rich mixture of history and literature which few contemporary scholars can hope to emulate". The historian Michael N. McConnell, while acknowledging the historical errors and racial prejudice in Parkman's book The Conspiracy of Pontiac, has said: ...it would be easy to dismiss Pontiac as a curious perhaps embarrassing artifact of another time and place. Yet Parkman's work represents a pioneering effort; in several ways he anticipated the kind of frontier history now taken for granted.... Parkman's masterful and evocative use of language remains his most enduring and instructive legacy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merlin

Parkman has been hailed as one of America's first great historians and as a master of narrative history. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. The American writer and literary critic Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) in his book "O Canada" (1965), described Parkman’s France and England in North America in these terms: "The clarity, the momentum and the color of the first volumes of Parkman’s narrative are among the most brilliant achievements of the writing of history as an art." Parkman's biases, particularly his attitudes about nationality, race, and especially Native Americans, has generated criticism. The Canadian historian W. J. Eccles harshly criticized what he perceived as Parkman's bias against France and Roman Catholic policies, as well as what he considered Parkman's misuse of French language sources. However, Parkman's most severe detractor was the American historian Francis Jennings, an outspoken and controversial critic of the European colonization of North America, who went so far as to characterize Parkman's work as "fiction" and Parkman himself as a "liar". Unlike Jennings and Eccles, many modern historians have found much to praise in Parkman's work even while recognizing his limitations. Calling Jennings' critique "vitriolic and unfair," the historian Robert S. Allen has said that Parkman's history of France and England in North America "remains a rich mixture of history and literature which few contemporary scholars can hope to emulate". The historian Michael N. McConnell, while acknowledging the historical errors and racial prejudice in Parkman's book The Conspiracy of Pontiac, has said: ...it would be easy to dismiss Pontiac as a curious perhaps embarrassing artifact of another time and place. Yet Parkman's work represents a pioneering effort; in several ways he anticipated the kind of frontier history now taken for granted.... Parkman's masterful and evocative use of language remains his most enduring and instructive legacy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merlin
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Parkman has been hailed as one of America's first great historians and as a master of narrative history. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. The American writer and literary critic Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) in his book "O Canada" (1965), described Parkman’s France and England in North America in these terms: "The clarity, the momentum and the color of the first volumes of Parkman’s narrative are among the most brilliant achievements of the writing of history as an art." Parkman's biases, particularly his attitudes about nationality, race, and especially Native Americans, has generated criticism. The Canadian historian W. J. Eccles harshly criticized what he perceived as Parkman's bias against France and Roman Catholic policies, as well as what he considered Parkman's misuse of French language sources. However, Parkman's most severe detractor was the American historian Francis Jennings, an outspoken and controversial critic of the European colonization of North America, who went so far as to characterize Parkman's work as "fiction" and Parkman himself as a "liar". Unlike Jennings and Eccles, many modern historians have found much to praise in Parkman's work even while recognizing his limitations. Calling Jennings' critique "vitriolic and unfair," the historian Robert S. Allen has said that Parkman's history of France and England in North America "remains a rich mixture of history and literature which few contemporary scholars can hope to emulate". The historian Michael N. McConnell, while acknowledging the historical errors and racial prejudice in Parkman's book The Conspiracy of Pontiac, has said: ...it would be easy to dismiss Pontiac as a curious perhaps embarrassing artifact of another time and place. Yet Parkman's work represents a pioneering effort; in several ways he anticipated the kind of frontier history now taken for granted.... Parkman's masterful and evocative use of language remains his most enduring and instructive legacy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merlin

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

56:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:18