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The far reaches of empire : war in Nova Scotia, 1710-1760

Author: John Grenier
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2008.
Series: Campaigns and commanders, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most historians have overlooked the importance of Nova Scotia in the global competition between Britain and France during the eighteenth century. The Far Reaches of Empire chronicles the half century of Anglo-American efforts to establish dominion in this French foothold in the New World. Grenier examines the conflict of cultures and peoples in the colonial Northeast through the lens of military history as he tells  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Grenier
ISBN: 9780806138763 0806138769
OCLC Number: 159919395
Description: xvi, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The first decade of British rule, 1710-1722 --
The Maliseet-Miʹkmaw War, 1722-1726 --
Anglo-Americans and Acadians in Nova Scotia, 1720-1744 --
King George's War, 1744-1748 --
Father Le Loutre's War, 1749-1755 --
The Guerrilla War, 1755-1760 --
Epilogue: Nova Scotia, 1760-1768.
Series Title: Campaigns and commanders, v. 16.
Responsibility: John Grenier.
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"Most historians have overlooked the importance of Nova Scotia in the global competition between Britain and France during the eighteenth century. The Far Reaches of Empire chronicles the half century of Anglo-American efforts to establish dominion in this French foothold in the New World. Grenier examines the conflict of cultures and peoples in the colonial Northeast through the lens of military history as he tells how Britons and Yankees waged a tremendously efficient counterinsurgency that ultimately crushed every remnant of Acadian, Indian, and French resistance in Nova Scotia." "The author demonstrates the importance of warfare in the Anglo-French competition for North America, showing especially how Anglo-Americans used brutal but effective measures to wrest control of Nova Scotia - from French and Indian enemies who were no less ruthless. He explores the influence of Abenakis, Maliseets, and Mi'kmaq in shaping the region's history, revealing them to be more than the supposed pawns of outsiders. And he describes the machinations of French officials, military officers, and Catholic priests in stirring up resistance." "Arguing that the Acadians were not merely helpless victims of ethnic cleansing, Grenier shows that individual actions and larger forces of history influenced the decision to remove them. The Far Reaches of Empire illuminates the primacy of war in establishing British supremacy in northeastern North America."--Jacket.

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