The Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes, 1754-1814

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David Curtis Skaggs, Larry Lee Nelson
Michigan State University Press, 2001 - History - 414 pages
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The Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes contains twenty essays concerning not only military and naval operations, but also the political, economic, social, and cultural interactions of individuals and groups during the struggle to control the great freshwater lakes and rivers between the Ohio Valley and the Canadian Shield. Contributing scholars represent a wide variety of disciplines and institutional affiliations from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
     Collectively, these important essays delineate the common thread, weaving together the series of wars for the North American heartland that stretched from 1754 to 1814. The war for the Great Lakes was not merely a sideshow in a broader, worldwide struggle for empire, independence, self-determination, and territory. Rather, it was a single war, a regional conflict waged to establish hegemony within the area, forcing interactions that divided the Great Lakes nationally and ethnically for the two centuries that followed. 

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David Skaggsis Professor Emeritus of History, Bowling Green State University. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813and War on the Great Lakes.Larry L. Nelsonteaches at Firelands College and is the author of Men of Patriotism, Courage and Enterprise: Fort Meigs and the War of 1812and A Man of Distinction Among Them: Alexander McKee and the Ohio Frontier.

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