Crucible of war : the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766 (Book, 2000) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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Crucible of war : the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766

Author: Fred Anderson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean - and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role-permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America." "Anderson reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Fred, 1949-
Crucible of war.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2000
(OCoLC)607415415
Online version:
Anderson, Fred, 1949-
Crucible of war.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2000
(OCoLC)630913257
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Anderson
ISBN: 0375406425 9780375406423 0375706364 9780375706363
OCLC Number: 40830180
Awards: Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 2001.
Description: xxvii, 862 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of the Seven Years' War, 1450-1754 --
Defeat, 1754-1755 --
Nadir, 1756-1757 --
Turning point, 1758 --
Annus Mirabilis, 1759 --
Conquest completed, 1760 --
Vexed victory, 1761-1763 --
Crisis and reform, 1764 --
Crisis compounded, 1765-1766 --
Empire preserved? 1766.
Responsibility: Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_316578
991000423119705351

Abstract:

"With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean - and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role-permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America." "Anderson reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. The war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers." "Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance - the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion - as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships."--Jacket.
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