The French and Indian War (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900)

The French and Indian War (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900)

by Alfred A. Cave
     
 

The French and Indian War was but the American front of a much larger war taking place in Europe, the outcome of which had significant consequences for both North America and the world. As the frontier sideshow of the Seven Years' War, being fought between the powerful English and French empires in the 1760s, the French and Indian War brought northern America

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The French and Indian War was but the American front of a much larger war taking place in Europe, the outcome of which had significant consequences for both North America and the world. As the frontier sideshow of the Seven Years' War, being fought between the powerful English and French empires in the 1760s, the French and Indian War brought northern America firmly under the control of Great Britain, and removed the vital French counter-weight used by native American Indian tribes to block the westward encroachment of land-hungry English settlers.

An excellent introduction to the study of this pivotal war, The French and Indian War begins with a detailed timeline that provides both local and global contexts and a narrative chapter providing a bird's-eye view of the war's unfolding. Also included are chapters detailing the complex and fascinating interactions of Native Americans, French settlers, British colonials, and imperial officials. The work concludes with a chapter delving into the long-term local and global consequences of the war. Primary documents, biographical sketches of major figures, an annotated bibliography, and a thorough index round out this user-friendly, to-the-point reference guide to one of the least understood conflicts in American history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313321689
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2004
Series:
Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900 Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Chronology of Events
Ch. 1Overview of the French and Indian War1
Ch. 2Native Americans and European Intruders: An Ongoing Crisis25
Ch. 3The French and the Indians: Uneasy Partners39
Ch. 4British Colonists and Native Americans: Troubled Relationships55
Ch. 5Great Britain's Imperial Crisis71
Ch. 6After the War85
Biographies: People Who Made a Difference in the French and Indian War99
Primary Documents of the French and Indian War123
Annotated Bibliography165
Index173

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