"A few acres of snow" : the saga of the French and Indian wars /
Robert Leckie.
New York : Wiley, c1999.
vii, 388 p. : maps
0471246905 (acid-free paper)
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New York : Wiley, c1999.
0471246905 (acid-free paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-371) and index.
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Prolific historian Leckie (From Sea to Shining Sea: From the War of 1812 to the Mexican War; The Saga of America's Expansion, LJ 11/15/93) examines the epic struggle of the British and French for the ultimate control of North America. Beginning with Columbus, Leckie takes us through nearly 300 years of exploration, Colonial wars, and conflict culminating in the French and Indian War. The result is a soundly researched narrative of American history from 1492 to 1763. The interaction of settlers, Indians, traders, kings, and politicians is presented clearly, but this is no book for the casual reader. One learns how both personal and nationalistic feelings influenced politics and warfare at the time; like the other periods he has documented, Leckie calls this period in our history a "saga." The book would serve well as a textbook on pre-Revolutionary America and is appropriate for serious students and researchers. Recommended for large public libraries and special collections in American history.ÄDavid M. Alperstein, Queens Borough P.L., Jamaica, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Table of Contents
A Continent is Discovered
Christopher Columbus.The Colonizing Contest Begins
Prelude to Wars
Samuel de Champlain
War in the Wilderness
King Louis XIV of France
Iroquois Revenge and King Philip's War
War of the Grand Alliance, 1688-1697: (King William's War)
Count Frontenac
Frontenac and the Fur Trade
Canada the Quarrelsome
Sir William Phips Wins and Loses
War of the Spanish Succession, 1701-1714: (Queen Anne's War)
Anne Succeeds William
War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-1748: (King George's War)
The "Milishy" Take Louisbourg
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763: (French and Indian War)
George Washington
Defeat and Death of Braddock
Washington: Patriot, Planter, Politician
Selected Bibliography
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