Francis Parkman





Francis Parkman


Born
in Boston, Mass., The United States
September 16, 1813

Died
November 08, 1893

Genre


American historian.

He is best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and hisseven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and author of several books on the topic.

Parkman was a trustee of the Boston Athenæum from 1858 until his death in 1893.

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The Oregon Trail

3.65 avg rating — 1,342 ratings — published 1847 — 164 editions
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Montcalm and Wolfe

4.16 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 1884 — 34 editions
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Francis Parkman : France an...

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Parkman: The Oregon Trail a...

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Francis Parkman : France an...

4.39 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1877 — 30 editions
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La Salle and the Discovery ...

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The Jesuits in North Americ...

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The Francis Parkman Reader

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Pioneers of France in the N...

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The Conspiracy of Pontiac a...

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“Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far more than research, however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. The narrator must seek to imbue himself with the life and spirit of the time.”
Francis Parkman

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