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  • Breaking The Backcountryby Matthew C. Ward

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    Even as the 250th anniversary of its outbreak approaches, the Seven Years' War (otherwise known as the French and Indian War) is still not wholly understood. Most accounts tell the story as a military struggle between British and French forces, with shifting alliances of Indians, culminating in the British conquest of Canada. Scholarly and popular... more...

  • George Mercer Papersby Lois Mulkearn

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1954; US$ 45.00

    George Mercer was a lieutenant and later captain of the First Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War, and a land surveyor. He served as agent for the Ohio Company in England. In this book, Lois Mulkearn interprets George Mercer's documents on the activities of the Ohio Company.Through the eyes of Indians, French, and English we see the... more...

  • George Washington in the Ohio Valleyby Hugh Cleland

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1956; US$ 32.95

    A chronicle of Washington's excursions to the Ohio Valley frontier, as a soldier and private citizen. more...

  • Willoughbylandby Matthew Parker

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    At the beginning of the 1650s, England was in ruins ? wrecked by plague and civil war. Yet shimmering on the horizon was a vision of paradise: Willoughbyland. Ever since Sir Walter Ralegh set out in 1595 to claim the ?Beautiful Empire of Guiana? for the English crown ? and to find the legendary city of El Dorado ? adventurers had struggled against... more...

  • Beyond Pontiac's Shadowby Keith R. Widder

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    On June 2, 1763, the Ojibwe captured Michigan?s Fort Michilimackinac from the British. Ojibwe warriors from villages on Mackinac Island and along the Cheboygan River had surprised the unsuspecting garrison while playing a game of baggatiway. On the heels of the capture, Odawa from nearby L?Arbre Croche arrived to rescue British prisoners, setting... more...

  • Early Encountersby Delores Bird Carpenter

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 17.55

    Early Encounters contains a selection of nineteen essays from the papers of prominent New England historian, antiquarian, and genealogist Warren Sears Nickerson (1880-1966). This extensive study of his own family ties to the Mayflower, and his exhaustive investigation of the first contacts between Europeans and Native Americans, in what is today... more...

  • Massacre on the Merrimackby Jay Atkinson

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Bestselling author Jay Atkinson?s Massacre on the Merrimack is a riveting true story of murder, captivity, revenge, and escape, set against the fiery backdrop of the French and Indian war. Told with narrative skill and exquisite historical detail, this nearly incredible tale examines the period in American history when French Catholicism vied for... more...

  • The English Revolution and the Roots of Environmental Changeby George Yerby

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study brings a new perspective to a pivotal debate: the causes of the English Revolution. It pinpoints the economic motives behind the opposition to the crown, and shows their connection to the changing mind-set and political transitions of the time. Distinctively, it identifies the radicalism of the mercantile sphere, and the developing claim... more...

  • Harriet Tubmanby Kristen T. Oertel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism. Perhaps most famous for leading enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, Tubman was dubbed "Moses" by followers. But abolition and the close of the Civil War were far from the end of her remarkable career. Tubman... more...

  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772by Various; Gordon S. Wood

    Library of America 2016; US$ 37.50

    For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation : In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful... more...