The Seven Years' War in North America: A Brief History with Documents / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This volume reveals how the Seven Years’ War reshaped the geopolitical map of North America and the everyday lives of the peoples within it. The introduction surveys the war as both an international struggle for empire and an intercultural conflict involving Native Americans, French and British soldiers, and the ethnically and religiously diverse population of British North America. A rich collection of primary-source selections recaptures the experience of the war from multiple perspectives and is organized by key cultural, military, and diplomatic themes. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions to consider, and a bibliography enrich students’ understanding of this momentous conflict.
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About the Author
Timothy J. Shannon teaches Early American, Native American, and British history at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books, including Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (2008) and Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 (2000), which won the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize from the New York State Historical Association and the Distinguished Book Award from the Society of Colonial Wars. His articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, the New England Quarterly, and Ethnohisto.
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefacePART ONE. INTRODUCTION:THE SEVEN YEARS’ WAR AND CULTURES IN CONFLICT IN NORTH AMERICAWhat’s in a Name?The French and British Empires in North AmericaNative American ConfederaciesThe Origins of the Seven Years’ War The French Ascendant, 1756-1757The British Ascendant, 1758-1760Uncertain Victory, 1761-1763Legacies of the Seven Years’ War in North AmericaPART TWO. THE DOCUMENTS1. Empires, Indians, and Colonists1. Pierre-Joseph Céleron, Onontio in the Ohio Country, 17492. Roland-Michel Barrin de La Galissonière, A French Colonial Official Sizes Up the British, 17513. Archibald Kennedy, A British Colonial Official Sizes Up the French, 17544. Richard Peters, Tensions between Squatters and Indians, 17505. William Trent, The Fur Trade Turns Violent, 17526. Philip Reading, An Anglican Minister Warns of the French Catholic Peril in North America, 17552. The Fog of War in the Ohio Country, 1753-17557. George Washington, Encounter with the French, 17538. George Washington, Skirmish at Jumonville’s Glen, May 17549. Maryland Gazette, Surrender at Fort Necessity, July 175410. British Officer, Disaster on the Monongahela, July 175511. Shingas, A Delaware Chief Explains Why the Indians Went to War, 17553. American Ways of War12. Pierre Pouchot, Siegecraft at Fort Niagara, 175913. Christian Frederick Post, Delaware Indians Explain How They Fight, 175814. Pennsylvania Gazette, The Raid on Kittanning, 175615. Charlotte Brown, A Woman’s Perspective on Army Life, 1755-175616. David Perry, A New England Soldier at Ticonderoga, 175817. Robert Rogers, An American Ranger Sets Down His Rules of War, 17664. Captivity and Redemption18. Marie le Roy and Barbara Leininger, Two Captives from Penn’s Creek, 1755-175619. Mary Jemison, A Captive’s Adoption into a Seneca Family, 175820. James Smith, Turning a Captive into an Indian, 1755 21. William Smith, Redeeming Captives in the Ohio Country, 17645. Diplomacy22. Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French Negotiations with Indians from the Pays d’en Haut, 175623. Christian Frederick Post, A Missionary Conducts Diplomacy in the Ohio Country, 175824. Henry Timberlake, A Virginian Military Officer Serves as a Diplomat and Hostage among the Cherokees, 176125. William Johnson, A British Diplomat Extends the Covenant Chain Westward, 17616. Savagery and Civility26. Pierre Roubaud, A French View of the Fort William Henry Massacre, 175727. James Fenimore Cooper, An American Novelist Describes the Fort William Henry Massacre, 182628. Henry Bouquet and Jeffery Amherst, Two British Officers Discuss Using Smallpox as a Weapon, 176329. Benjamin Franklin, An Anti-Paxton Boys Pamphlet, 176430. Matthew Smith and James Gibson, The Paxton Boys Defend Their Actions, 17647. Prophecies and Legacies31. Henri-Marie Dubreil de Pontbriand, The Bishop of Quebec Describes the Suffering of the City, 175932. Jonathan Mayhew, A New England Minister Gives Thanks for the Fall of Quebec, 175933. An Argument for Returning Canada to the French, 176034. Benjamin Franklin, An Argument against Restoring Canada to the French, 176035. Neolin, A Delaware Prophet’s Vision for Renewing Indian Power, 1763AppendixesA Chronology of Events Related to the Seven Years’ War in North America (1748-1763)Questions for ConsiderationSelected BibliographyIndex