Empire of Fortune: Crowns, Colonies, and Tribes in the Seven Years War in America

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1990 - 520 pagina's
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Empire of Fortune focuses on the so-called "French and Indian War"--the bitter last-ditch struggle between the British and the French empires in the New World. Challenging traditional historians, Francis Jennings reveals in absorbing detail the political and military realities behind the myths.

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Empire of fortune: crowns, colonies, and tribes in the Seven Years War in America

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Jennings offers the first study of America during the Seven Years' War (1754-63) in almost two decades. He views the war as both part of the worldwide conflict between the British and the French and ... Volledige review lezen

Inhoudsopgave

The Butcher
3
Logstown
21
Chronology Obio country IndiansThe Walking PurchaseThe
45
ChronologyPickawillany and sequelsIroquois east and westWin
68
ChronologyShifting channels of tradeThe rise of William Johnson
106
Undeclared War
139
Introduction
171
The Backwoods
187
Strangely Blessed Peacemakers
323
Introduction
351
A General and His Friends
369
Victories and More Victims
405
Unraveling
426
The War Called Pontiacs
438
Introduction
457
Repression of Englishmen
468

Ignorant Armies
204
Witch Hunt
223
Introduction
251
Viceroy in Quicksand
282
Massacre as Policy
312
Liberation and Repression
474
Epilogue
480
Index
511
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Francis Jennings is former director of the Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian.

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