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The Resource Crucible of war : the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766, Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library

Crucible of war : the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766, Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library

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Crucible of war : the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766
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Crucible of war
Title remainder
the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766
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Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library
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Crucible of war
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the Seven Years War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766
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eng
Summary
"With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean - and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role-permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America." "Anderson reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. The war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers." "Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance - the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion - as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Demonstrating that the decisive "Seven Years' War" changed the balance of power between the British and French in North America, the author argues that this conflict destroyed the delicate balance of power that gave Native people a voice in the affairs of the continent while creating an "American generation."
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • Mark Lynton History Prize, 2001.
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154474
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DLC
Dewey number
973.2/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E199
LC item number
.A59 2000
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766
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Crucible of war : the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766, Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library
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Contents
The origins of the Seven Years' War, 1450-1754 -- Defeat, 1754-1755 -- Nadir, 1756-1757 -- Turning point, 1758 -- Annus Mirabilis, 1759 -- Conquest completed, 1760 -- Vexed victory, 1761-1763 -- Crisis and reform, 1764 -- Crisis compounded, 1765-1766 -- Empire preserved? 1766
Control code
1324126
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 862 p.
Isbn
9780375406423
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99018512
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40830180
  • (OCoLC)40830180
Label
Crucible of war : the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766, Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library
Link
Publication
Contents
The origins of the Seven Years' War, 1450-1754 -- Defeat, 1754-1755 -- Nadir, 1756-1757 -- Turning point, 1758 -- Annus Mirabilis, 1759 -- Conquest completed, 1760 -- Vexed victory, 1761-1763 -- Crisis and reform, 1764 -- Crisis compounded, 1765-1766 -- Empire preserved? 1766
Control code
1324126
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 862 p.
Isbn
9780375406423
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99018512
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40830180
  • (OCoLC)40830180

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