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The French and Indian War : a complete chronology /
Bud Hannings.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2011.
description
v, 338 p.
ISBN
0786449063 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper), 9780786449064 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2011.
isbn
0786449063 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
9780786449064 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
abstract
"This major reference work, in addition to closely following all of the war campaigns (1754-1763) in the colonies and in Canada, also documents the conflict in Europe and other regions of the world, including the battles on the high seas in the West Indies, Europe, India, and Africa"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7676717
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-09-15:
Hannings (Chronology of the American Revolution; Every Day of the Civil War) provides a day-by-day account of the war for control of the American Colonies between 1748 and 1766. Because the conflict was part of a larger, 200-year struggle between the European empires of Britain and France, the entries cover battles in the Colonies, Europe, and elsewhere; naval action; and diplomatic activities. The daily accounts are easy to read and vary in length from a few sentences to three pages. When applicable, the entries include brief explanations of people's actions as well as military and diplomatic successes and failures. Letter excerpts are included occasionally. There is much foreshadowing of the later American Revolution in discussions of events during which the idea of a united country was introduced or promoted, and of phenomena, such as the stamp tax, that would eventually influence the Colonies to rebel. Appendixes list prominent figures in the French and Indian War and the Revolution. Curious readers will appreciate the extensive bibliography. BOTTOM LINE Anyone with an interest in American Colonial history will find this title a very helpful synopsis and overview of the war. It is best for academic institutions, but it might find some use in public libraries. The book's arrangement is similar to that in the titles in Facts On File's "Almanac of American Wars" series, and libraries owning those books will find this one a useful addition. Buy it if your budget permits.-Jim Langan, Univ. of Pittsburgh Lib. at Johnstown (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Library of Congress Summary
"This major reference work, in addition to closely following all of the war campaigns (1754-1763) in the colonies and in Canada, also documents the conflict in Europe and other regions of the world, including the battles on the high seas in the West Indies, Europe, India, and Africa"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
The Seven Years War, known as the French and Indian War in the North American colonies, culminated the struggle lasting more than 200 years for domination in North America between two European empires, England and France. This major reference work, in addition to closely following all of the war campaigns (1754-1763) in the colonies and in Canada, also documents the conflict in Europe and other regions of the world, including the battles on the high seas in the West Indies, Europe, India, and Africa. Organized chronologically, the book first covers the near-constant French successes and British setbacks during the first four years of the conflict, then provides equal coverage for the duration as the English reverse their failures and plunge ahead toward victory in North America.
Main Description
The Seven Years War, known as the French and Indian War in the North American colonies, culminated the struggle lasting more than 200 years for domination in North America between two European empires, England and France. This book, in addition to closely following all of the war campaigns in the colonies and in Canada, also documents the conflict in Europe and other regions of the world, including the battles on the high seas in the West Indies, Europe, India, and Africa. Organized chronologically, the book first covers the near-constant French successes and British setbacks during the first four years of the conflict, then provides equal coverage for the duration as the English reverse their failures and plunge ahead toward victory in North America.
Bowker Data Service Summary
In addition to closely following all of the war campaigns (1754-1763) in the colonies and in Canada, this reference work also documents the conflict in Europe and other regions of the world, including the battles on the high seas in the West Indies, Europe, India, and Africa.

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