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The scratch of a pen [electronic resource] : 1763 and the transformation of North America / Colin G. Calloway.

By: Calloway, Colin G. (Colin Gordon), 1953-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pivotal moments in American history: Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 219 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780198041191 (electronic bk.); 0198041195 (electronic bk.); 9780195300710 (cloth); 0195300718 (cloth); 1280534737; 9781280534737.Subject(s): North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | Frontier and pioneer life -- North America | Land tenure -- North America -- History -- 18th century | Treaty of Paris (1763) | Great Britain -- Colonies -- America | France -- Colonies -- America | Indians of North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | North America -- Ethnic relations | Electronic books | Trait�e de Paris (1763) | Villes fronti�eres -- Am�erique du Nord | Propri�et�e fonci�ere -- Am�erique du Nord -- Histoire -- 18e si�ecle | Indiens d'Am�erique -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- ca 1600-1775 (P�eriode coloniale) | Am�erique du Nord -- Histoire -- ca 1600-1775 (P�eriode coloniale) | Grande-Bretagne -- Colonies -- Am�erique | France -- Colonies -- Am�erique | Am�erique du Nord -- Relations interethniques | HISTORY | Pariser Friede <1763> | Kolonisation | Indianer | Frontier | NordamerikaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Scratch of a pen.DDC classification: 973.2/6 Other classification: G:us S:pg Z:30 | NN 7500 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
America and Americans in 1763 -- Contested Lands -- The First War of Independence -- Setting Boundaries -- Endings and Endurance in French America -- Louisiana Transfer and Mississippi Frontier -- Exiles and Expulsions.
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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-208) and index.

America and Americans in 1763 -- Contested Lands -- The First War of Independence -- Setting Boundaries -- Endings and Endurance in French America -- Louisiana Transfer and Mississippi Frontier -- Exiles and Expulsions.

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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