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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 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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ISBN-13: 9780742551299
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/10/2007
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.74(d)

About 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.

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     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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