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By James Axtell

Colonial North the United States was once not just a battleground for furs and land, but in addition for allegiances or even souls. within the three-sided fight for empire, the English and French colonists have been locked in heated pageant for local allies and spiritual converts. Axtell sharply contrasts the English efforts to "civilize" the Indians with the French willingness to simply accept local existence, and divulges why the fight for regulate over the continent grew to become a desirable contest of cultures among wise rivals lasting approximately one hundred fifty years.

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