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Anderson, Fred, 1949-
The war that made America : a short history of the French and Indian War / Fred Anderson ; illustrations chosen and captioned by R. Scott Stephenson
New York : Penguin Books, 2006
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 SOE Curriculum Lab, Rm 268  CL 973.2 AND    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763
Physical Description xxv, 293 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports (some col.) ; 22 cm
Note Originally published in the United States: New York : Viking Penguin, 2005
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-275) and index
Contents Prologue : New York, July 1776 -- pt. 1. The end of a long peace -- 1. A delicate balance -- 2. The half king's dilemma -- 3. Confrontation on the Ohio -- 4. "Thou art not yet dead, my father" -- pt. 2. La guerre sauvage -- 5. Intervention -- 6. Braddock's march -- 7. A lake defended, a province purged -- 8. La guerre sauvage -- 9. The European War begins -- 10. The making of a "massacre" -- pt. 3. Turning point -- 11. The ascent of William Pitt -- 12. The red cross of Carillon -- 13. Louisbourg -- 14. Colonel Bradstreet's coup -- 15. Makers of war, makers of peace -- 16. General Forbes's last campaign -- 17. Reckonings -- pt. 4. Conquests and consequences -- 18. A shift in the balance -- 19. Incident at La Belle Famille -- 20. General Amherst hesitates -- 21. The plains of Abraham -- 22. "A mighty empire" -- 23. The Spanish gambit -- 24. Peace -- 25. Insurrection -- 26. Crisis and resolution -- 27. A patriot's progress -- Epilogue : legacies
Summary Describes the expansion of the British colonies into French territory in the 1750s and the struggle for survival among the Iroquois Confederation that led to the French and Indian War, and examines how that conflict overturned the balance of power on two continents
Series SOE Curriculum Lab

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