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Insatiable Hunger: Colonial Encounters in Context

Joseph W. Graham

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The sixteenth-century European wars of religion set the stage for mass migration to the New World. Of course, there was nothing new about the New World to Indigenous peoples who had lived there for millennia. Insatiable Hunger compares European historical accounts and Indigenous stories of contact to illustrate the wide cultural chasm that separated the two civilizations. Joseph Graham tells a story of religiously obsessed Europeans pouring onto the continent and consuming everything in their path and the attempts Indigenous peoples made to reason with the hungry newcomers. Tracing events from Jacques Cartier’s first visits in the sixteenth century to the War of 1812, Insatiable Hunger attempts to understand the root causes of the mutual incomprehension baked into these two civilizations’ worldviews. As descendants of European settlers in Canada and the United States confront the legacy of colonialism and genocide of Indigenous peoples, Insatiable Hunger will be an important primer on the ideologies at the root of this violent political project.

Joseph Graham is a historian who homesteads an organic farm near Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. He is the author of Naming the Laurentians and has founded two heritage protection committees while working to bridge divides in the community.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Introduction
  • CONTACT 1534 - 1541
    • 1. First Encounter
    • 2. The Great Law of Peace
    • 3. Herding and Male Dominance
    • 4. Eurasian Versus American Agriculture
    • 5. Off to a Bad Start
  • WARS OF RELIGION 1530 - 1630
    • 6. England Leaves the Catholic Fold
    • 7. Coligny and the Dream of New France
    • 8. Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
    • 9. Admiral Gaspard de Coligny Tries Again
    • 10. The Netherlands Finds a Base in Huguenot France
    • 11. The Dead Do Not Make War
    • 12. Meanwhile, in England
    • 13. Good King Henri
    • 14. Calm Between the Storms
    • 15. The Storm Returns, on Both Sides of the Atlantic
  • PROTESTANT BEACHHEAD 1600 - 1620
    • 16. The Wampanoag
    • 17. Brûlé, Savignon, and the Gift Economy
    • 18. Champlain’s Choice
    • 19. The Three Sisters
    • 20. The Route to the West
    • 21. European-Style Warfare Introduced
    • 22. The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag
  • THE BREAKDOWN BEGINS 1613 - 1701
    • 23. The Beaver Wars
    • 24. Cardinal Richelieu and the Kirke Brothers
    • 25. Disease Among the Nations
    • 26. Huronia and the Jesuits
    • 27. A Vision Called Montreal
    • 28. War and the Dispersal of Huronia
    • 29. Les Canadiens
    • 30. Metacomet (King Philip’s War) and The Covenant Chain
    • 31. La Grande Paix de Montréal
  • A MONSTER REPLICATES 1709 - 1760
    • 32. The British Hydra
    • 33. Sir William Johnson
    • 34. The Seven Years’ War
    • 35. British War Plans
  • BRITISH HEGEMONY 1763 - 1814
    • 36. Pontiac and the Proclamation of 1763
    • 37. American War of Independence
    • 38. War of 1812
  • Conclusion
  • Endnotes

250 pages; 2021; Bibliography; Index

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