The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

by Paul W. Mapp

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The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 by Paul W. Mapp

A truly continental history in both its geographic and political scope, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 investigates eighteenth-century diplomacy involving North America and links geographic ignorance about the American West to Europeans' grand geopolitical designs. Breaking from scholars' traditional focus on the Atlantic world, Paul W. Mapp demonstrates the centrality of hitherto understudied western regions to early American history and shows that a Pacific focus is crucial to understanding the causes, course, and consequences of the Seven Years' War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469600864
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Series: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Edition description: 1
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,276,146
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Paul Mapp is associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary.

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The Elusive West puts Paul Mapp at the forefront of an exciting generation of continental early Americanists. His dazzling research combines diplomacy and geography with political, military, and intellectual history. This trailblazing book gives weight to the vast American West, both real and imagined, during the vital half-century before 1763.—Peter H. Wood, Duke University, emeritus

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