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The French and Indian War: 1660-1763
     

The French and Indian War: 1660-1763

by Christopher Collier
 

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
Using clear and descriptive language, The French and Indian War outlines the period in which the American colonies were settled and explains how European politics helped cause the French and Indian War. Beginning in the 1670s, when England, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Sweden all had laid claim to parts of the New World, the authors describe the evolution of the various colonies, and their relationships with each other, the Indians, and the different European governments. The inevitable conflicts led to the titular power struggle between the French and the English, ending with the 1763 Treaty of Paris, in which France gave up its claims in North America. The text is enhanced with images of historical artifacts, works by contemporary artists, and photographs of reenacted scenes.

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Children's Literature - Scott S. Floyd
So much is written about the initial settling of colonies in the Americas. There is also vast amount of material concerning the American Revolutionary period. This leaves one question, though. What happened in the one hundred years or so that separated these periods? Citizens from other countries entered the picture with their own way of doing things. New religions surfaced, new crops were introduced, new workers were brought in from other countries (slaves), and new attitudes were being formed about the English government and its intrusion on the new found land. Not only were Americans feeling the pressure, but France was also receiving unwanted advances from the British into their territories. The result was the French and Indian War. These seemingly minor details give a great insight into what led up to the American Revolution. Any history class is lacking without a copy of this work, and any instructor can easily integrate this book into the curriculum at the intermediate level and above thus making history come to life for these students. It is part of the "The Drama of American History" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620644973
Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Publication date:
10/05/2012
Series:
Drama of American History Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
11 MB
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Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Born in New York City in 1928, author James Lincoln Collier is beloved by young readers in particular for the award-winning historical novels he has written with his brother, historian Christopher Collier. A graduate of Hamilton College, Collier served in the U.S. Army after college and then worked as a magazine editor for several years. Perhaps his most famous children's book is the Newbery Honor Book he wrote with his brother, the popular Revolutionary War story My Brother Sam Is Dead. The father of two children, Collier is also an accomplished trombone player. He lives in New York City, where he continues to write and play jazz music. Christopher Collier was born in New York City in 1930. He attended Clark University where he earned his B.A. and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught school in Connecticut and at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently Professor of American History at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Like his brother James, Christopher Collier is by avocation a musician (his instruments are the trumpet and flugelhorn). He and his wife Bonnie live in Orange, Connecticut, in an old (1790) house they have restored. He is the father of two sons and a daughter.

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