- 1986, Winner - Prix Lionel-Groulx
Delage's arguments are diverse, elegantly constructed, and based on a wide range of respectable interpretative concepts ... The originality of his work lies in the diversity of material that he synthesizes and the structure that he gives to his subject matter.
Bitter Feast is a welcome and important contribution to 17th-century studies. All serious students of Canadian history should regard it as essential.
It is engrossing, enlightening and even lively reading. It is easy to see why the book was a prize winner when it first appeared in 1985. It will be a long time before a more comprehensive and readable work on the fur trade appears.
Preface and Acknowledgments
1. Europe in Transition at the Heart of an Economic World-System
2. North America Before European Settlement
3. The Question of Unequal Exchange
4. Huronia and Iroquoia
5. Conquer America and Conquer the Atlantic
6. The Rebirth of European Societies in North America
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