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

ISBN-10: 0582092396
ISBN-13: 9780582092396
Edition: 2011
Authors: D. A. Baugh
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 6/23/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of maps
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction
North America's emerging importance
Canada's utility for France
A global contest
Geography and policy
Statesmen and regimes
The Duke of Newcastle
The Earl of Hardwicke
William Pitt
The duc de Choiseul
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
Risking war, 1754-55
Unreadiness of the British colonies
Britain raises the stakes
The futile negotiation
Britain and Europe
London under pressures, Versailles under illusions
War without declaration: North America, 1755
The French navy gambles and wins
Nova Scotia
Braddock and disaster
Campaigns in northern New York
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
French triumphs, British blunders, 1756
France's initial war plan
France and the Diplomatic Revolution
Admiral Byng and the French conquest of Minorca
Oswego destroyed
British and American armies
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
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
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Sea power and shipping
West Africa
Changing conditions of warfare in North America
The conquest of Louisbourg
Ticonderoga and Frontenac
Mountains and Indians: the road to Fort Duquesne
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
The British victory at sea, 1759
Invasion threat and blockade of Brest
Lagos Bay and Quiberon Bay
France defeated: the war lost
Britain conquers afar, disunity looms at home
Choiseul's approach to peace, 1759-60
War in India: the Coromandel Coast
The conquest of Canada, 1760
Pitt and the German war
The Pitt-Newcastle administration undermined
The chance of peace, 1761
Antecedents: Spain, Austria, Russia and Ferdinand's winter campaign
Choiseul's two negotiations
Belle-�ie and Westphalia
The Anglo-French negotiation
Choiseul and the lost chance of peace
Pitt's resignation and the path to war with Spain
Peacemaking, 1762: concessions before conquests
Aftermath of Pitt's resignation
The German war and the Prussian subsidy
Martinique conquered
The secret negotiation
The defence of Portugal
The capture of Havana
Peace with bitterness
Conclusion and aftermath
Fundamental causes of British military success
Why peace was delayed
The significance of 1762
Outcomes: peace terms, finances, navies, Spain and France
Britain and North America
Abbreviations and short titles
Notes on sources
Index

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