Jonathan I. Israel, Race, Class, and Politics in Colonial Mexico
, 1610-1670, especially his remark on page 269 about the "almost total lack of arms" in the ruling white population.
What follows derives mainly from W.J. Eccles, The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760 (New York, 1969), and France in America (New York, 1972).
Eccles, Frontier, 101.
W.J. Eccles, "The Social, Economic, and Political Significance of the Mili- tary Establishment in New France", Canadian Historical Review, LII
On the impressive growth of the economy of New France, see Maurice Filion, La pensée et l'action coloniales de Maurepas vis-à-vis du Canada, 1723-1749 (Ottawa, 1972).
Wesley Frank Craven, The Colonies in Transition (New York, 1968), 1-
ohn Shy, Toward Lexington (Princeton, 1965), 3-44.
Wilcomb E. Washburn, The Governor and the Rebel (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1957), Michael G. Hall, et al. (eds.), The Glorious Revolution in America (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1964), and James H. Hutson, Penn- sylvania Politics, 1746-1770 (Princeton, 1972).
TePaske, 108-158, 193-226.
The early volumes of Lawrence H. Gipson, The British Empire before the American Revolution (New York, 1936-1970), 15 vols., provide the fullest account of these problems in the mid-eighteenth century.
Phyllis Deane and W.A. Cole, British Economic Growth, 1688-1959 (Cambridge, 1962), 40-97, and James Shepherd and Gary M. Walton, Shipping, Maritime Trade, and the Economic Development of Colonial North America (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972).
Col. James Robertson to John Calcraft, 22 June 1760 (extract), Loudoun MSS. LO 6251, Henry E. Huntington Library.
Shy, Toward Lexington, and A People Numerous and Armed (New York,
A.L. Burt, The Old Province of Quebec (Minneapolis, 1933), 2835, 92.