New France and the Illicit Fur Trade, 1663-1740
Cupid, Nathan Anthony 1990-
This thesis examines the illicit fur trade in New France between 1663 and 1740, and focuses on the relationship between illicit trade and colonial governance. It argues that French illicit fur traders (coureurs de bois) undermined New France governance by subverting licensed trade, which was crucial to France's economic, diplomatic, and military policies in North America.
DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
CommitteeLabelle, Maurice; Neufeld, Matthew; Clarke, Marie-Diane
Copyright DateJune 2018
Coureurs de bois