The Resource The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763 : Britain and France in a Great Power Contest

The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763 : Britain and France in a Great Power Contest

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The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763 : Britain and France in a Great Power Contest
Title
The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763
Title remainder
Britain and France in a Great Power Contest
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Language
eng
Summary
The Seven Years War was a global contest between the two superpowers of eighteenth century Europe, France and Britain. Winston Churchill called it?the first World War?. Neither side could afford to lose advantage in any part of the world, and the decisive battles of the war ranged from Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh to Minorca in the Mediterranean, from Bengal to Quèbec. By its end British power in North America and India had been consolidated and the foundations of Empire laid, yet at the time both sides saw it primarily as a struggle for security, power and influence within E
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 940.2/534
  • 940.2534
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA500 .B38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Modern Wars In Perspective
Label
The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763 : Britain and France in a Great Power Contest
Publication
Note
The defence of Portugal
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of maps; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; North America's emerging importance; Canada's utility for France; A global contest; Geography and policy; 2 Statesmen and regimes; The Duke of Newcastle; The Earl of Hardwicke; William Pitt; The duc de Choiseul; 3 Origins: the contested regions, 1748-54; Acadia and Nova Scotia; The New York frontier; Ohio: the French predicament; Ohio: the French solution; Virginia responds; A contest in India: Dupleix's project; 4 Risking war, 1754-55
  • Admiral Byng and the French conquest of MinorcaOswego destroyed; British and American armies; 8 France's new war plan, 1756-57; Pitt attains his goal; War begins on the continent; France's new war plan; The trial of Admiral Byng; Pitt, George II and Germany; The French invasion of Germany; A Hanoverian policy; Louisbourg and Lake George; The Rochefort expedition; 9 The tide turns, 1758; The French army in Germany: defeat and disaster; War in India: Bengal; Achieving naval superiority; Raids on the French Channel coast; France in distress; 10 The Atlantic and North America, 1758
  • Sea power and shippingWest Africa; Changing conditions of warfare in North America; The conquest of Louisbourg; Ticonderoga and Frontenac; Mountains and Indians: the road to Fort Duquesne; 11 The West Indies and North America, 1759; Martinique and Guadeloupe; Niagara and Lake Champlain; Montcalm, Vaudreuil and the defence of Canada; The capture of Quebec; 12 The British victory at sea, 1759; Invasion threat and blockade of Brest; Lagos Bay and Quiberon Bay; France defeated: the war lost; 13 Britain conquers afar, disunity looms at home; Choiseul's approach to peace, 1759-60
  • Unreadiness of the British coloniesBritain raises the stakes; The futile negotiation; Britain and Europe; London under pressures, Versailles under illusions; 5 War without declaration: North America, 1755; The French navy gambles and wins; Nova Scotia; Braddock and disaster; Campaigns in northern New York; 6 Indecision in Europe: May to December 1755; The seizure of French shipping, 1755; The Netherlands and Hanover; Pitt and the Russian subsidy; Paralysis at Versailles; 7 French triumphs, British blunders, 1756; France's initial war plan; France and the Diplomatic Revolution
  • War in India: the Coromandel CoastThe conquest of Canada, 1760; Pitt and the German war; The Pitt-Newcastle administration undermined; 14 The chance of peace, 1761; Antecedents: Spain, Austria, Russia and Ferdinand's winter campaign; Choiseul's two negotiations; Belle-Île and Westphalia; The Anglo-French negotiation; Choiseul and the lost chance of peace; Pitt's resignation and the path to war with Spain; 15 Peacemaking, 1762: concessions before conquests; Aftermath of Pitt's resignation; The German war and the Prussian subsidy; Martinique conquered; The secret negotiation
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ocn884647738
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1 online resource (754 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781317895466
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)884647738
  • pebco1317895460

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