Pontiac's War: Its Causes, Course, and Consequences

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Routledge, 2007 - History - 272 pages
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Pontiac's War: Its Causes, Course, and Consequence, 1763-1765 is a compelling retelling of one of the most pivotal points in American colonial history, in which the Native peoples staged one of the most successful campaigns in three centuries of European contact. With his balanced analysis of the organization and execution of this important conflict, Middleton sheds light on the military movement that forced the British imperial forces to reinstate diplomacy to retain their authority over the region.

Spotlighting the Native American perspective, Pontiac's War presents a careful, engaging account of how very close to success those Native American forces truly came.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
List of Abbreviations
2
The Middle Ground of Onontio
3
1 The New Order of Sir Jeffery Amherst 17601761
18
A War of Liberation
33
3 The Uneasy Peace 17621763
47
Detroit
65
5 The Spreading Conflagration
83
8 Winter Operations
128
9 The Campaign for the Great Lakes 1764
142
10 Peace Comes to the Ohio Valley
165
11 Pontiac and the Struggle for the Illinois
181
Conclusions
181
Notes
181
Select Bibliography
141
Index
203

6 The Empire Fights Back
100
7 Amherst Tries Again
114

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Richard Middleton was for many years a Reader in American History at The Queen's University, Belfast. He is the author of The Bells of Victory: The Pitt Newcastle Ministry and the Conduct of the Seven Years' War, 1757-1762, and Colonial America, A History, 1565-1776. He is now an independent writer and scholar.

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