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The Colonial Wars, 1689-1762 : Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback) - Howard H. Peckham

The Colonial Wars, 1689-1762

Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1964
ISBN: 9780226653143
Number Of Pages: 266

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Although the colonial wars consisted of almost continuous raids and skirmishes between the English and French colonists and their Indian allies and enemies, they can be separated into four major conflicts, corresponding to four European wars of which they were, in varying degrees, a part: King William's War (1689-97) (War of the League of Augsburg); Queen Anne's War (1702-13) (War of the Spanish Succession); King George's War (1744-48) (War of the Austrian Succession); and The French and Indian War (1755-62) (Seven Years' War).
Mr. Peckham chronicles the events of these wars, summarizing the struggle for empire in America among France, England, and Spain. He indicates how the colonists applied the experience they gained from fighting Indians to their engagements with European powers. And what they learned from the colonial wars they translated into a political philosophy that led to independence and self-government.
The ready involvement of the colonies in European ambitions, the success and failure of co-operation between colony and mother country, the efforts of the English colonies together, and the growing differences between them and Britain give the narrative continuity and rising excitement.

European vs. Indians
Militia at the Frontiers
Attempts at Military Co-operation
American Troops under British and American Officers
Militia and the Royal Navy
French Militia vs
British Regulars and American Militia
Royal Americans and Rangers
Anglo-American Allies
Victory Removes an Antagonist
The Aftermath Important
Suggested Readings
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ISBN: 9780226653143
ISBN-10: 0226653145
Series: Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 1st January 1964
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Type: New edition