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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.

About the Author

Howard H. Peckham is now retired from the University of Michigan where he was professor of history and director of the Clements Library.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. European vs. Indians

II. Militia at the Frontiers: King William's War

III. Attempts at Military Co-operation: Queen Anne's War

IV. American Troops under British and American Officers

V. Militia and the Royal Navy: King George's War

VI. French Militia vs. Virginia Militia

VII. British Regulars and American Militia

VIII. Royal Americans and Rangers

IX. Anglo-American Allies

X. Victory Removes an Antagonist

XI. The Aftermath

Important Dates

Suggested Readings

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226653143
Editor:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Peckham, Howard H.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Chicago History of American Civilization
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
266
Dimensions:
7.93x5.20x.61 in. .64 lbs.

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