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The Fight With France for North America: 3rd edition, A. G. Bradley


1 The Fight With France for North America: 3rd edition
A. G. Bradley
(1908) reprint, paper, index, 391 pp, Heritage Books
Beginning with the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, and the conditions and characteristics of the British-American colonies in Canada in 1750, the author lays the background for the French designs against British expansion. He then proceeds to describe the various clashes between the two European powers in America, including the fight at Great Meadows, Braddock’s Expedition, and Johnson’s futile campaign on Lake George, that led to the formal declaration of war between France and England in May, 1756. The fighting continues through the battles at Louisbourg, Fort William Henry, Ticonderoga, Frontenac, and the Plains of Abraham as well as the deaths of Wolfe and Montcalm. The British triumphed in the end and the French surrendered Montreal and their possessions in North America to Great Britain.
B2331 
Price: 31.50 USD

 
Memoir of a French and Indian War Soldier [by] "Jolicoeur" Charles Bonin, Andrew Gallup


2 Memoir of a French and Indian War Soldier [by] "Jolicoeur" Charles Bonin
Andrew Gallup
(1993), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 254 pp, Heritage Books
This memoir is unique. It is not only a first-person account of the French and Indian War, a scarce commodity, but it is also the work of a common soldier, rarer still. Charles Bonin's story reads as if the reader were sharing wine with the old veteran in a Paris cafe. It was first published in Quebec by Abbe H. R. Casgrain in 1887. In 1941, the Pennsylvania Historical Commission translated Casgrain's work. This edition includes the notes of the previous editions and additional explanations by Mr. Gallup, 1745-1761.
G0872 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
The Celoron Expedition to the Ohio Country, 1749: The Reports of Pierre-Joseph Celoron and Father Bonnecamps, Andrew Gallup


3 The Celoron Expedition to the Ohio Country, 1749: The Reports of Pierre-Joseph Celoron and Father Bonnecamps
Andrew Gallup
(1997), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 110 pp, Heritage Books
Few Americans have heard of the 1749 French expedition into western Pennsylvania and southern Ohio, known as the Céloron Expedition. The limited interest in this trek has often centered on the lead plates that the French buried along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers. France was pressured to take action as English traders became dominant in the disputed Ohio territory. The French sent Captain Pierre-Joseph Céloron de Blainville with a large force to show the flag and compel the English traders to leave. This book contains the reports of Céloron, the expedition's commander, and the Jesuit priest, Father Bonnecamps. The two reports complement each other. Céloron wrote of how he dealt with the Native Americans and otherwise conducted his assignment. Bonnecamps detailed the flora, fauna and other aspects of natural science, as well as activities of the expedition. Taken together, the two reports give an excellent snapshot of the Ohio country just prior to the final French and Indian War. These journals, published over seventy-five years ago in The Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications, Volume XXIX (1920), have not been readily accessible to the public. Additions to this new edition include an introduction, annotations, maps and an index of names, places and events. The maps show the locations of French forts in western Pennsylvania, and the routes Céloron followed from Montreal to Lake Chautauqua, and Lake Chautauqua to Pickawillany. Anyone interested in North American colonial history and/or Native American cultural history will appreciate the importance of this volume. Andrew Gallup has a master's degree in anthropology from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and a B.A. degree in history from Michigan State University. He has written and edited several works on the French and Indian War.
G0606 
Price: 14.50 USD

 
La Marine: The French Colonial Soldier in Canada, 1745-1761, Andrew Gallup and Donald F. Shaffer


4 La Marine: The French Colonial Soldier in Canada, 1745-1761
Andrew Gallup and Donald F. Shaffer
(1992), 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp, Heritage Books
This work brings together information from primary and secondary sources concerning the equipment, daily life, and military service of the French colonial soldier in Canada during the final French and Indian War. Recruited in France by the Ministry of the Marine, these men were organized into independent companies-Les Compagnies Franches de la Marine-and assigned to posts throughout the French colonial empire. The marine in Canada was the only regular soldier in the colony from 1685 to 1755. His assignment to Canada was for life. After his term of service, he was expected to become a colonist. Unlike other European soldiers, the marine became part of the country in which he served. In many cases, he became as Canadian as those native born. Topics include: history, material culture, a marine's life, marine music, cannoneers-bombardiers, watercraft, and French fortifications in Canada, along with several appendices that cover such items as: the organization of a marine company in Canada, marine pay, a list of marine officers, caliber of French artillery and small arms, and Native Americans allied with the French. This book examines a military force that has been condemned or virtually ignored by historians, suggesting instead that these soldiers were an effective military force and important to the development of North America. It contains an abundance of reference material and would complement the libraries of many museums and historical sites, as well as the private collections of re-enactment enthusiasts.
G0711 
Price: 26.50 USD

 
 
French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 1: 1754-1755, Armand Francis Lucier


5 French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 1: 1754-1755
Armand Francis Lucier
(1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 370 pp, Heritage Books
This compendium of articles concerns the first two years of the French and Indian War as reported in accounts culled from different newspapers published in Britain's North American colonies and Europe. It was through these articles, letters from government officials, concerned citizens and common soldiers, public addresses, notices and editorials that the British subjects were kept abreast of the dramatic conflict developing in the Upper Ohio Valley, Nova Scotia, Acadia and the whole of the North American frontier. As such, the text is infused with all the anxiety and emotion of a nation at war and allows the reader a unique perspective on a seminal event in the course of American history. Facts, hearsay and propaganda are melded together in an attempt to both inform the populace and inflame the spirit in defense of the British Empire. No attempt has been made to correct spelling, punctuation or presentation of this material; it exists as it did on the pages of the original newspapers to provide an intimate understanding of how the British government and the American colonists experienced the early years of the “Late Glorious War” with France. A full name index is included.
L1085 
Price: 31.50 USD

 
French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 2: 1756-1757, Armand Francis Lucier


6 French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 2: 1756-1757
Armand Francis Lucier
(1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 366 pp, Heritage Books
Experience the French and Indian War through weekly newspaper reports from events of 1756 and 1757. Lists events of colonial America, Forts Oswego and William Henry fall to the French, along with Robert Rogers and his Rangers in their expeditions around Ticonderoga. This book contains exact articles, with rumors, facts, unconfirmed reports, extracts of private letters, descriptions of forts and settlements, along with Indian and French troop movements.
L1219 
Price: 32.00 USD

 
 
French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 3: January 1, 1758-September 17, 1759, Armand Francis Lucier


7 French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 3: January 1, 1758-September 17, 1759
Armand Francis Lucier
(1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 368 pp , Heritage Books
Abercrombie's humiliating defeat at Ticonderoga in 1758 was the last straw for the beleaguered British Army. After three years of attempts to remove the French from their settlements and forts on English territory, the British resolved to replace their inept, politically appointed commanders with reputable generals. The new strategy proposed and adopted was to combine the British regulars, provincial forces and militias into three expeditions to attack the French on three fronts simultaneously, and to take all of Canada, ridding North America of all French interests. One by one the French forts fell: DuQuesne, Frontenac, Louisbourg, Ticonderoga and Crown Point. This volume takes the reader up to the eve of Wolfe's invasion of Quebec City. These pages contain the exact articles presented to the reader as originally published; there are facts, rumors, exaggerations, unconfirmed reports and several downright falsehoods. Extracts of private letters from the different frontiers, forts and settlements, describe atrocities committed by the French, the Canadians and their Indian allies. Includes reproductions of 19th-century battle maps of Ticonderoga, Louisbourg, and Quebec.
L1303 
Price: 31.50 USD

 
French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 4: September 17, 1759 to December 30, 1760, Armand Francis Lucier


8 French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 4: September 17, 1759 to December 30, 1760
Armand Francis Lucier
(1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 318 pp, Heritage Books
Packed full of action and drama: soldiers march, ships sail, guns roar; generals fall, villages burn and scalping knives drip with gore. These unaltered newspaper articles consist of letters, reports and perhaps a few exaggerations; still, they represent the type of information that was flowing from the printing presses to the general public. The battle for Quebec on the Plains of Abraham occurred on September 13, 1759, but news traveled slowly and the citizens in Boston waited in suspense until mid-October for confirmation of that British victory. The newspapers continued to feature eyewitness accounts of the battle for months, praising the brave actions of the fighting men and lamenting the deaths of the great rival generals, Wolfe and Montcalm. Another well-known event took place that same September when Robert Rogers and his famous Rangers attacked and demolished the St. Francis Indian village. Although the goal of the expedition was accomplished, French militia, in hot pursuit of the Rangers, forced Rogers to alter his return route. He and his men nearly starved to death during that exhausting journey. While the British were claiming victories in the north, newspapers in Virginia and the Carolinas reported that the Creek and Cherokee Indians were spreading mayhem in the southern colonies. After enduring repeated attempts to assault, burn and bomb Montreal, Governor Vaudreuil agreed to surrender the city, and General Amherst was hailed as the "Conqueror of Canada." The Articles of Capitulation, September 8, 1760, are presented here in their entirety. Although the capital of New France had fallen, the war persisted on the frontier for three more years. Includes a full name index and a map showing "British Colonies and Northern New France, 1750-1760."
L1378 
Price: 28.00 USD

 
 
Pontiac’s Conspiracy & Other Indian Affairs: Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, 1763-1765, Armand Francis Lucier


9 Pontiac’s Conspiracy & Other Indian Affairs: Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, 1763-1765
Armand Francis Lucier
2000, paper, index, 322 pp, Heritage Books
The French & Indian War ended in victory for the English, and the French were forced to cede all of their forts, settlements and land-holdings east of the Mississippi River, save for New Orleans. This change of hands was followed by a flood of new English settlers. The Indian tribes inhabiting these lands found themselves displaced by the new settlers. Pontiac, sachem of the Ottawa, resolved to resist the incursion and in doing so united all the Indian nations who had been in the French interest against the English. Known as Pontiac’s Conspiracy, this bloody Indian uprising overran and captured 9 frontier forts in 15 days and nearly usurped English control in the Ohio Valley.
L1460 
Price: 27.50 USD

 
French and Indian War Battlesites: A Controversy, Bob Bearor


10 French and Indian War Battlesites: A Controversy
Bob Bearor
(2000), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 140 pp, Heritage Books
"Bob Bearor has combined his deep love of North America's heritage with extensive real world research to create this easily read book. I highly recommend it as a thoroughly enjoyable and valuable contribution to our understanding of this critical period in the forming of our nation." - George C. Neumann, author of Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. Searching through his beloved Adirondack woods wearing 18th-century clothing and equipment, best-selling Heritage Books author Bob Bearor discovered what is believed to be the long-lost sites of Rogers’ Rangers’ winter battle of January 1757, and the fatal ambush of Lord Howe in the summer of 1758. First, the battles are recounted in picturesque detail . Then comes an explanation of the methods used in the discovery, exploration and verification of the sites. The coup de grace is a description of the treasure trove of artifacts found at the site. The book is enhanced with photographs of artifacts, along with maps and illustrations.
B1475 
Price: 17.50 USD

 
 
Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume One, Bob Bearor


11 Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume One
Bob Bearor
(2002), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 122 pp, Heritage Books
Out of the beautiful but harsh Canadian wilderness came the rugged leaders who defended New France from Britain as those two countries struggled for control of North America. Unfortunately, the extraordinary accomplishments of these great partisan leaders often become lost in the telling of the larger story of the colonial conflicts. Volume One tells the stories of two great partisans, Jacques LeMoyne de Ste. Hélène and Charles-Michel de Langlade. Ste. Hélène led the grueling winter attack on Schenectady and battled brilliantly in the siege and battle of Quebec in 1690. The other nine LeMoyne brothers, who were some of the greatest leaders in New France's history, are also discussed in Ste. Hélène's chapter. Langlade's fame and reputation for fearlessness grew out of his roles in the 1752 attack on Pickawillany, Braddock's Defeat on the Monongahela and, ultimately, the battle for Quebec. A brief chapter on primitive trekking describes the tools and techniques that enabled the partisans to survive under the most extreme and demanding conditions. Bob Bearor received the Croix de St. Louis from his fellow reenactors in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of living history. An expert in 18th century woods warfare and survival techniques, he served as a consultant to the BBC production, "Ray Mears' Extreme Survival." This book is generously illustrated with photos and artwork, and contains a full name index.
B2068 
Price: 15.00 USD

 

 

12 The Battle On Snowshoes
Bob Bearor
(1997), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 120 pp, Heritage Books
"I awoke shivering in my blankets the next morning, at the site where Rogers and the remnants of his Rangers had passed the cold terrible night, and as dawn appeared I looked over the snow-and-ice-covered lake. I rolled up my blankets, took a drink of brandy in salute to those brave men of both sides, and then headed back towards home. The research was over; it was time to write the book." On the afternoon of March 13, 1758, in the snow-covered Adirondack Mountains near Fort Ticonderoga, the famous Captain Robert Rogers and his New England Rangers lay waiting in ambush. They never expected the punishing defeat they were about to suffer at the hands of the capable and underrated French partisan leader, Langis (Langy). This original work tells the story of the Battle on Snowshoes from a new perspective. The author, an experienced Adirondack hunting guide and a French partisan re-enactor, based this book on field experience as well as book research. Bob Bearor trekked over the sites in period clothing and equipment, made countless camps throughout the hills (even in minus-20-degree weather), searched out travel routes, and endeavored to substantiate the times and conditions described in participants' journal entries. He even relived the day of the battle exactly as recorded in Rogers' own journal. In this way, he has been able to separate fact from fiction as accurately as possible. Bearor writes knowledgeably about the weather and geographical conditions, the forts, and the eighteenth-century soldiers' weapons, equipment and provisions. He also describes events leading up to the battle and provides biographical information about the two charismatic leaders, Rogers and Langis. While accounts of Rogers' exploits are numerous, here we finally learn more about Langis, the real hero of this contest. "The story comes alive through his personal style, careful research, and insight drawn from personal experience as a re-enactor in these hills and valleys. Bob Bearor's lively account draws our attention to Langis and his partisans. Here is the Battle on Snowshoes as you have not seen it before. ”Nicholas Westbrook, Director, Fort Ticonderoga.
B0619 
Price: 17.50 USD

 
 
The History of Rogers’ Rangers, Volume 3: Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers, Burt Garfield Loescher


13 The History of Rogers’ Rangers, Volume 3: Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers
Burt Garfield Loescher
(1957, 2001), 6x9, cloth, index, 106 pp, Heritage Books
You have read about their daring exploits as the first elite fighting unit in America, but have you ever wondered just who the individual Rangers were? Was one of them your ancestor? A treasure trove of biographical material, this work contains information on more than 200 Rangers (some of whom served in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution), the legendary Robert Rogers himself, John Stark, the Brewers, Moses Hazen, the Stockbridge Mohegans, and the lesser-known men of all ranks including surgeons, clerks, cadets and corporals. This edition also includes a preface and the text of a discourse presented by the author to the Rogers Island Historical Society. Previously available in extremely limited quantities, this rare work has been completely re-typeset and includes a new fullname index that makes it a useful companion to the others in the series. It is enhanced with black and white illustrations. All known information is given, including if possible: place of birth, names of parents and spouse, place and date of enlistment, military service and commissions, notable events in military and civilian life, land grants, date of discharge, date and/or place of death. It is true that "a ghastly death stalked ever at their side," and some Rangers were cut down early in their careers, thus leaving a shorter record than others. Your collection is not complete without this volume!
L1967 
Price: 20.00 USD

 

 

14 The History of Rogers’ Rangers: Volume 4, The St. Francis Raid
Burt Garfield Loescher
(2002), 2008, 6x9, cloth, index, 336 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
At last, from the undisputed expert on Rogers' Rangers, here is the long-awaited chronicle of this tragic and infamous event. This phenomenal "commando" attack, initially successful, would be forever scarred by the violent deaths and starvation suffered by the Rangers during their return journey. Burt Loescher traveled thousands of miles tracing the routes of the separate Ranger parties, interviewing old-timers and descendants, and digging through hundreds of archival documents to painstakingly piece together the truth of the St. Francis Raid. There are many threads to this story, including its historical background, the events that occurred early in the expedition that foretold its outcome, and the separate agonies that befell the eleven groups of Rangers when the main force divided during the retreat from St. Francis. Extracts from actual Ranger diaries and journals provide authentic accounts of the journey, as well as shedding light on the personalities of the Rangers themselves. Many legends have grown around the story of the St. Francis Raid, most of them centered around the valuable silver and gold treasures stolen from the mission chapel by the Rangers and buried along the return routes when the men became too weak with hunger to continue to carry their heavy loads. Some say the Rangers were "cursed" for destroying and desecrating the mission. You will be able to retrace the separate trails by following the detailed descriptions and maps in this book. If you take a metal detector, you might get lucky and find gold coins, candlesticks, or the coveted Silver Madonna! Mr. Loescher went far beyond Rogers' own Journal accounts to get to the truth of the St. Francis Raid. He combed the documents in the Loudoun and Amherst Papers, colonial newspaper accounts, narratives, and, most importantly, some never-before published French accounts. He also disproves the legends that suffer from "credibility gaps." Many newly discovered facts completely change our currently held notions of the Raid, which have been shaped by the novel and motion picture. So much new evidence has been turned up that a definitive volume on the Raid was imperative. The exhaustive Appendices, detailed maps, and splendid color illustrations by well-known Ranger artist Gary Zaboly and Ron Embleton, make this study a complete source of reference for the historian, the treasure hunter, the Rogers' Ranger enthusiast, as well as the lover of exciting early Americana.
L2077 
Price: 58.00 USD

 
 
True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars, C. Alice Baker


15 True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars
C. Alice Baker
(1896), 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 420 pp, Heritage Books
Recounts in detail the Indian attacks at Wells and York, Maine, Dover, New Hampshire, and Hatfield, Haverhill, and Deerfield, Massachusetts. Focuses on a few of the participants with extensive genealogical and biographical data. The families treated are: Baker, Nims, Otis, Plaisted, Rishworth, Rising, Sayward, Sheldon, Silver, Stockwell, Stebbins, Wheelwright, and Williams. The captives discussed in detail here are only treated briefly in the companion volume by Coleman.
B0420 
Price: 34.00 USD

 

 

16 Relief is Greatly Wanted: The Battle of Fort William Henry
Edward J. Dodge
(1998), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 222 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
Controversy has always surrounded accounts of this fort's siege, the capitulation, and events that followed. This famous battle, which has been retold many times and dramatized in The Last of the Mohicans, is here given a fresh treatment, primarily with the help of material found in the Loudon Papers in the Huntington Museum. Eyewitness accounts of the siege are supplemented with excerpts from Kilby's Journal, Maj. William Eyre's Report and the Monro-Webb correspondence, which is reproduced herein. This work is further enriched with biographical sketches of the leading officers of both sides, a muster roll of Rogers' Rangers, documents pertaining to the 35th Regiment of Foot (Monro's regiment) and the Monro documents, with some surprising little-known information about Monro. Illustrations and maps enhance the text.
D0932 
Price: 22.00 USD

 
 

 

17 New England Captives Carried to Canada Between 1677 and 1760 During the French and Indian Wars
Emma Lewis Coleman
(1926), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 890 pp, Heritage Books
In 1897, C. Alice Baker published True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars, which Heritage Books reprinted several years ago, but which is now out of print. Following the initial publication of that work, Ms. Baker and Emma Lewis Coleman continued to research this topic, scouring the libraries and archives of New England and Canada for information. Following the death of Ms. Baker, Ms. Coleman prepared the present volumes using all the data they had accumulated over several decades. These volumes name all the captives they discovered and provide biographical data on each, but the sketches on those people who had been covered in the earlier volume are abbreviated in comparison to those who had not been covered in the first compilation. This work provides an extensive picture of the Indian attacks on New England communities over about an eighty-year period, and in terms of identifying their captives, it is probably the most definitive work ever published. Sources are cited in footnotes and an appendix identifies various people and places mentioned in the text. There is a complete name index
C0257 
Price: 60.00 USD

 
The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada, Francis Parkman


18 The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada
Francis Parkman
2003, paper, index, 2 vols., paperback, Heritage Books
Destined to melt and vanish before the advancing waves of Anglo-American power, the Indians of North America saw the danger, and, led by a great and daring champion, struggled fiercely to avert it. This classic and comprehensive study examines the catalysts, personalities, places, battles and consequences of Pontiac's War. In his unique narrative style, Parkman describes the various tribes, the effect of the advance of French and English colonization, the interrelationships and rivalries, the wilderness environment, the attacks on Detroit and Michilimackinac, Bradstreet's army on the lakes, the battle of Bushy Run, and the death of Pontiac. Several appendices add interest to the narrative, including Robert Rogers' play, "Ponteach." Reprinted from the attractive "Frontenac Edition" which appeared 19 years after the first edition, this landmark 2-volume set incorporates material that was found in the intervening period, the most interesting of which were the important Bouquet and Haldimand Papers. These papers contained hundreds of letters from officers engaged in Pontiac's War, and among the startling facts which they bring to light are the proposal of the Commander-in-Chief to infect the hostile tribes with smallpox, and that of a distinguished subordinate officer to take revenge on the Indians by permitting an unrestricted sale of rum.
P2309 
Price: 38.95 USD

 
 

 

19 Indian Wars of New England, Volume 3
Herbert Milton Sylvester
(1910), 1998, 5½x8½, paper, index, 706 pp, Heritage Books
This is an especially valuable work for students of the French and Indian War. The extensive notes alone provide an abundance of further research materials.As the European powers struggled for control over the New World, the colonists endured wave after wave of brutal Indian attacks. This final volume of the series contains four separate sections: Queen Anne's War, Lovewell's War, Governor Shirley's War and the French and Indian War. Queen Anne's War was known in Europe as the War of Spanish Succession. It lasted from 1704 to 1713. Accounts of numerous Indian attacks are given in this section, which is very detailed with victim's names and places. Lovewell's War, 1722-1726, came about as the militant Jesuit missionary, Father Rale, encouraged Indians to raid the English. Settlers, in retaliation, collected up to £100 for bringing in the scalp of an Indian. The French again declared war on England in 1744. Governor Shirley's War was known by these other names: the Spanish or Five Years' War, War of Austrian Succession and King George's War. Funds were appropriated for forts along the frontier, but attacks on the colonists continued as in the previous wars. The "final" French and Indian War was officially declared in 1756. Major events included the attack on Fort #4 (Charlestown, New Hampshire), the capture of Forts Frontenac and Niagara, the second fall of Louisbourg, the climatic battle for Quebec upon the Plains of Abraham, and the decimation of the St. Francis Indian village by Robert Rogers and his Rangers. This is a fascinating chronicle of important turning points in American history. The exhaustive notes in this volume are as interesting as the main narrative.
S1079 
Price: 49.00 USD

 
New France and New England, John Fiske


20 New France and New England
John Fiske
(1902), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 428 pp, Heritage Books
"It is my purpose…to deal with the rise and fall of New France, and the development of the English colonies as influenced by the prolonged struggle with that troublesome and dangerous neighbour." Here, find a comprehensive history that will interest anyone who desires a thorough knowledge of the events leading up to the French and Indian War. Highlights include: the beginnings of Quebec and Montreal; the arrival of the Jesuits; witchcraft problems; the rise in tensions as pioneers crossed the Alleghanies, angering both the Indians, who lived on land supposedly to be kept free of whites, and the French, who felt their borders threatened; the escalation of military activity as Celeron takes possession of the Ohio Valley for King Louis XV in 1749, resulting in Major George Washington being sent to warn off the French, and sparking fighting at Fort Necessity and at several forts in New York; the examination of the movements of generals Montcalm, Wolfe, Forbes, and Amherst, and other key players; the deaths of Wolfe and Montcalm, and the capture of Quebec City. Six maps, reproduced from older works, show the British Colonies and Northern New France, 1750-1760; the Gulf of St. Lawrence by Champlain, 1632; North America, 1698; Louisburg; Lake George, 1772; and the Siege of Quebec. A comprehensive index includes names, places, and subjects. John Fiske was a prominent author, philosopher, lecturer at Harvard, and professor of American History at Washington University (St. Louis).
F0650 
Price: 33.00 USD

 
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