Edge of Empire: Documents of Michilimackinac, 1671-1716
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.
Mackinac State Historic Parks
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.
Peyser, Joseph L. and Brandão., Jose Antonio, "Edge of Empire: Documents of Michilimackinac, 1671-1716" (2008). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 162.