Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765

Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765

by Matthew C. Ward
     
 


An exciting history of the Seven Years’ War (i.e., The French and Indian War) from the perspective of the region in which it began and most affected the early U.S.: the backcountry communities of Virginia and Pennsylvania.See more details below

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An exciting history of the Seven Years’ War (i.e., The French and Indian War) from the perspective of the region in which it began and most affected the early U.S.: the backcountry communities of Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822958659
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
493,975
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
The Collision of Worlds: 1700-17559
2War Comes to be Backcountry36
3"Dissatisfact'n, Discontent and Clamours of All Ranks": The Breakdown of Backcountry Society, 1755-175859
4"An Extream Bad Collection of Broken Innkeepers, Horse Jockeys, & Indian Traders": The Provincial Forces91
5Wars and Words: Political Conflict and the Diplomatic Offensive123
6Turning Point: The British Drive to the Ohio157
7The Quest for Security, 1759-1763186
8Denouement: "Pontiac's War," 1763-1765219
Conclusion255
AppComposition of the Provincial Regiments263
List of Abbreviations265
Notes267
Bibliography307
Index319

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