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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 11:51 am

France and England in North America, Part III: La Salle, Discovery of The Great West by Francis Parkman, Jr. (1823 - 1893).

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.

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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 11:55 am

Replaced by the MW
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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 11:56 am

Does anyone know how to get this lettering in the MW from a typical English keyboard? CRÈVECŒUR

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Post by cadastra » March 24th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Are you using Apple or Windows?

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Post by KevinS » March 24th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Ch. 9, please.

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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2020, 1:33 pm

linny wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 11:56 am
Does anyone know how to get this lettering in the MW from a typical English keyboard? CRÈVECŒUR
I'd say, use your Character Map. On Win7, go to the Start menu and start typing "Character" to bring it up. Choose the character, then click Select and Copy. Then paste into the MW.

Similar for Win10, I think.
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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 1:53 pm

cadastra wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Are you using Apple or Windows?
Windows but I think Tricia answered it for me. Thank you though. :D

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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 1:53 pm

KevinS wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Ch. 9, please.
It's yours. Thank you. :D

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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 1:55 pm

TriciaG wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 1:33 pm
linny wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 11:56 am
Does anyone know how to get this lettering in the MW from a typical English keyboard? CRÈVECŒUR
I'd say, use your Character Map. On Win7, go to the Start menu and start typing "Character" to bring it up. Choose the character, then click Select and Copy. Then paste into the MW.

Similar for Win10, I think.
Thank you! It's crazy, I know the shortcuts for how to make them at DP and I don't help out there very often. It's the first time I've found them in one of my LV projects.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 24th, 2020, 4:29 pm

I'll MC for you. MW will be available in a bit (slow internet...)
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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 4:39 pm

Thank you, Jo! :clap:

No problem with the slow internet. This is my last check in for the night so I won’t fill in the MW until tomorrow.

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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 4:41 pm

Oops. I forgot to mention I’ll DPL. :oops:

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 24th, 2020, 4:42 pm

That's fine, MW is ready when you are. :)
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Post by pschempf » March 24th, 2020, 5:20 pm

I love Parkman's writing. May I have the introduction and chapter 1?
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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 6:31 pm

pschempf wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 5:20 pm
I love Parkman's writing. May I have the introduction and chapter 1?
Absolutely! I’ll get everything set up in the morning.

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