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Britain's colonial wars, 1688-1783

Author: Bruce Lenman
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2001.
Series: Modern wars in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume places war and conflict at the centre of the colonial enterprise in the 18th century. It incorporates the history of Britain's expansion with events in Europe and the wider international  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lenman, Bruce.
Britain's colonial wars, 1688-1783.
Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2001
(OCoLC)606442823
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Lenman
ISBN: 058242402X 9780582424029 0582424011 9780582424012
OCLC Number: 44604339
Description: x, 284 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Colonies, identities, Marx and Mars --
The English Nation and the Rise of Imperial Britain to 1760 --
Atlantic monarchy, English America and two wars, 1689-1713 --
Prelude --
1689-1701 --
Fighting France and making Britain 1702-1713 --
The House of Hanover, internal stresses and external delusions 1713-1748 --
Stabilising core and periphery 1713-1731 --
Aggressive confrontation with the Bourbon powers 1732-1748 --
Under whose flag?: The erratic emergence of the East India Company as a military power 1688-1757 --
From Armageddon to millennium: English America and the destruction of New France 1748-1760 --
The Struggle for Control of Imperial Futures and the Final Fissuring of the Englishry 1760-1783 --
'To the victor the spoils'--but which victors after 1760? --
War and the reformulation of English identities in the age of the American Revolution --
English America's 'total defection' and apparent victory to July 1776 --
The prolongation of the war as midwife to the conception and birth of a new nation from 1777 --
Coda: The whirlwind of events and the plasticity of identities --
Conclusion: Tides of empire and fortunes of war.
Series Title: Modern wars in perspective.
Responsibility: Bruce P. Lenman.
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