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The Resource The scratch of a pen : 1763 and the transformation of North America, Colin G. Calloway

The scratch of a pen : 1763 and the transformation of North America, Colin G. Calloway

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The scratch of a pen : 1763 and the transformation of North America
Title
The scratch of a pen
Title remainder
1763 and the transformation of North America
Statement of responsibility
Colin G. Calloway
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In this superb volume in Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments series, Colin Calloway reveals how the Treaty of Paris of 1763 had a profound effect on American history, setting in motion a cascade of unexpected consequences, as Indians and Europeans, settlers and frontiersmen, all struggled to adapt to new boundaries, new alignments, and new relationships. Britain now possessed a vast American empire stretching from Canada to the Florida Keys, yet the crushing costs of maintaining it would push its colonies toward rebellion. White settlers, free to pour into the West, clashed as never before with Indian tribes struggling to defend their way of life. In the Northwest, Pontiac's War brought racial conflict to its bitterest level so far. Whole ethnic groups migrated, sometimes across the continent: it was 1763 that saw many exiled settlers from Acadia in French Canada move again to Louisiana, where they would become Cajuns. Calloway unfurls this panoramic canvas with vibrant narrative skill, peopling his tale with memorable characters such as William Johnson, the Irish baronet who moved between Indian campfires and British barracks; Pontiac, the charismatic Ottawa chieftain; and James Murray, Britains first governor in Quebec, who fought to protect the religious rights of his French Catholic subjects. Most Americans know the significance of the Declaration of Independence or the Emancipation Proclamation, but not the Treaty of Paris. Yet 1763 was a year that shaped our history just as decisively as 1776 or 1862. This captivating book shows why
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.2/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E46
LC item number
.C35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
Label
The scratch of a pen : 1763 and the transformation of North America, Colin G. Calloway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's note -- Acknowledgments -- 1763 timeline -- Introduction: War, peace, and revolution -- 1: America And Americans In 1763 -- 2: Contested Lands -- Land and freedom in Indian country -- Emigrants and settlers -- Speculators -- 3: First War Of Independence -- Pontiac's war -- Settlers' war -- Redcoats' war -- 4: Setting Boundaries -- Line in the mountains -- Treaty of Augusta and the Southern Indians -- 5: Endings And Endurance In French America -- Quebec -- Interior French -- 6: Louisiana Transfer And Mississippi Frontier -- New order in Lower Mississippi Indian country -- Lingering French and reluctant Spanish -- Frontier defenses and Indian power in the West -- 7: Exiles And Expulsions -- Leaving Florida -- Jesuit expulsion and Acadian reunion -- Epilogue: Tale of two treaties -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocm61204279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780195300710
Lccn
2005020201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195300710
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)61204279
Label
The scratch of a pen : 1763 and the transformation of North America, Colin G. Calloway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's note -- Acknowledgments -- 1763 timeline -- Introduction: War, peace, and revolution -- 1: America And Americans In 1763 -- 2: Contested Lands -- Land and freedom in Indian country -- Emigrants and settlers -- Speculators -- 3: First War Of Independence -- Pontiac's war -- Settlers' war -- Redcoats' war -- 4: Setting Boundaries -- Line in the mountains -- Treaty of Augusta and the Southern Indians -- 5: Endings And Endurance In French America -- Quebec -- Interior French -- 6: Louisiana Transfer And Mississippi Frontier -- New order in Lower Mississippi Indian country -- Lingering French and reluctant Spanish -- Frontier defenses and Indian power in the West -- 7: Exiles And Expulsions -- Leaving Florida -- Jesuit expulsion and Acadian reunion -- Epilogue: Tale of two treaties -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocm61204279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780195300710
Lccn
2005020201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195300710
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)61204279

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