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By Warren R. Hofstra,Fred Anderson,Catherine Desbarats,Jonathan R. Dull,Allan Greer,Eric Hinderaker,Woody Holton,Paul Mapp,Timothy J. Shannon

The Seven Years' struggle (1754–1763) was once a pivotal occasion within the historical past of the Atlantic global. views at the importance of the conflict and its aftermath diverse significantly from varied cultural vantage issues. Northern and western Indians, ecu imperial specialists, and their colonial opposite numbers understood and skilled the struggle (known within the usa because the French and Indian warfare) in a variety of methods. typically the growth of the clash was once charted through cultural modifications and the consequences contributors drew from cultural encounters.

It is those cultural encounters, their which means within the context of the Seven Years' battle, and their impression at the warfare and its diplomatic cost which are the themes of this quantity. Cultures in clash: The Seven Years' battle in North America addresses the large development of occasions that framed this conflict's explanations, the intercultural dynamics of its behavior, and its profound influence on next events—most significantly the yankee Revolution and a prolonged Anglo-Indian fight for continental keep an eye on.

Warren R. Hofstra has amassed the easiest of latest scholarship at the battle and its social and cultural heritage. The authors research the viewpoints of British and French imperial professionals, the problems motivating Indian international locations within the Ohio Valley, the problem of why and the way French colonists fought, the diplomatic and social international of Iroquois Indians, and the responses of British colonists to the clash. the results of those efforts is a dynamic historic process within which cultural context offers a reason for the well-established army and political narrative of the Seven Years' battle.

These artificial and interpretive essays mark out new territory in our knowing of the Seven Years' warfare as we realize its 250th anniversary.

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