The French Seaboard Empire and Louisburg 1713-1758, Tellicherry 2002

The history of Louisbourg has been studied before, but this is a study to examine French colonial rule at Louisbourg in the perspectives of local political initiatives. Proposing a new interpretative framework of imperialism from below the author argues that the local government played an important role in the enunciation and implementation of policies and decisions in the North Atlantic seaboard colonies of France. Discussions of the management of the fishery, commerce, military affairs, French relations with the Amerindians, the influence of the missionaries in native societies, the Amerindians‘ part in resisting British colonial expansion, the distinct political stand of the Acadians in favour of French imperial motives, the nature of Anglo-French relations and contest for empire substantiate his views.