Cultures In Conflict

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The Seven Years' War (1754-1763) was a pivotal event in the history of the Atlantic world. Perspectives on the significance of the war and its aftermath varied considerably from different cultural vantage points. Northern and western Indians, European imperial authorities, and their colonial counterparts understood and experienced the war (known in the United States as the French and Indian War) in various ways. Cultures in Conflict: The Seven Years' War in North America addresses the broad pattern of events that...
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Cultures in Conflict: The Seven Years' War in North America

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Overview

The Seven Years' War (1754-1763) was a pivotal event in the history of the Atlantic world. Perspectives on the significance of the war and its aftermath varied considerably from different cultural vantage points. Northern and western Indians, European imperial authorities, and their colonial counterparts understood and experienced the war (known in the United States as the French and Indian War) in various ways. Cultures in Conflict: The Seven Years' War in North America addresses the broad pattern of events that framed this conflict's causes, the intercultural dynamics of its conduct, and its profound impact on subsequent events-most notably the American Revolution and a protracted Anglo-Indian struggle for continental control.
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Editorial Reviews

History In Review
This book offers an up-to-date and relevant look at the war from a variety of viewpoints, including Canadians, Native tribes, Europeans, and American Colonist. In the process, these essays paint a vivid portrait of not only the causes and execution of war, but also its long term impact on American History, native cultures, the ongoing hostilities between native peoples and Anglo colonists. . . . A compelling book, and essential reading for anyone with an interest in any aspect of the war.
Virginia Magazine
The essays in the volume stand as a testament to the editor and contributors.
The Historian
Jonathan Dull's chapter on France in this era is perhaps the best overview of the French role in the war to be found.
Jane T. Merritt
Cultures in Conflict is an exceptional collection of essays from a diverse group of scholars. Readers will find a historiographic overview and the most recent archival research on the Seven Years' War in North America. This book raises an intriguing set of questions about early America and offers refreshing new perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed on the pivotal role played by native communities, and on the way the conflict forced native peoples to create new political and economic identities to survive its devastation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742551299
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren R. Hofstra is Stewart Bell Professor of American History at Shenandoah University. Of his numerous publications, he is the author of The Planting of New Virginia: Shenandoah Valley Landscapes, 1700–1800 and the coeditor of George Washington and the Virginia Back Country.

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Table of Contents


Preface   Warren R. Hofstra     vii
Introduction: Old Forts, New Perspectives-Thoughts on the Seven Years' War and Its Significance   Fred Anderson     1
British Culture and the Changing Character of the Mid-Eighteenth-Century British Empire   Paul Mapp     23
Great Power Confrontation or Clash of Cultures?: France's War against Britain and Its Antecedents   Jonathan R. Dull     23
Great Power Confrontation or Clash of Cultures?: France's War against Britain and Its Antecedents   Jonathan R. Dull     61
War, Diplomacy, and Culture: The Iroquois Experience in the Seven Years' War   Timothy J. Shannon     79
Declaring Independence: The Ohio Indians and the Seven Years' War   Eric Hinderaker     105
How the Seven Years' War Turned Americans into (British) Patriots   Woody Holton     127
The Seven Years' War in Canadian History and Memory   Catherine Desbarats   Allan Greer     145
Index     179
About the Contributors     189
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