Edge of Empire: Documents of Michilimackinac, 1671-1716

Title

Edge of Empire: Documents of Michilimackinac, 1671-1716

Department

History

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

Edge of Empire provides both an overview and an intensely detailed look at Michigan's Fort Michilimackinac at a very specific period of history. While the introduction offers an overview of the French fur trade, of the place of Michilimackinac in that network, and of what Michilimackinac was like in the years up to 1716, the body of the book is comprised of sixty-one French-language documents, now translated into English. Collected from archives in France, Canada, and the United States, the documents identify many of the people involved in the trade and reveal a great deal about the personal and professional relations among people who traded.

ISBN

978-0870138201

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Mackinac State Historic Parks

City

Mackinac Island

Disciplines

History

Comments

edited by Joseph L. Peyser and José António Brandão ; introduction by José António Brandão

Citation for published book

Brandão, José A, and Joseph L. Peyser. Edge of Empire: Documents of Michilimackinac, 1671 - 1716. Mackinac Island: Mackinac State Historic Parks, 2008.