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The Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes, 1754-1814
Skaggs, David Curtis.
Publication Information:
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxvii, 414 pages : maps, plans ; 24 cm
General Note:
Papers from a conference held in Sept. 1998 at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
The Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes, 1754-1814: an overview / David Curtis Skaggs -- French imperial policy for the Great Lakes / W. J. Eccles -- Henry Bouquet and British infantry tactics on the Ohio frontier, 1758-1764 / Charles E. Brodine, Jr. -- The microbes of war: the British Army and epidemic disease among the Ohio Indians, 1758-1765 / Matthew C. Ward -- Charles-Michel Mouet de Langlade: warrior, soldier, and intercultural "window" on the Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes / Michael A. McDonnell -- The Iroquois and the Native American struggle for the Ohio Valley, 1754-1794 / Jan W. Parmenter -- The French connection: the interior French and their role in French-British relations in the Western Great Lakes, 1760-1775 / Keith R. Widder -- "Ignorant bigots and busy rebels": The American Revolution in the Western Great Lakes / Susan Sleeper-Smith -- Fortress Detroit, 1701-1826 / Brian Leigh Dunnigan -- Rethinking the Gnadenhutten Massacre: the contest for power in the public world of the Revolutionary Pennsylvania frontier / Leonard Sadosky -- War as cultural encounter in the Ohio Valley / Elizabeth A. Perkins -- Liberty and power in the Old Northwest, 1765-1800 / Eric Hinderaker -- Supper and celibacy: Quaker-Seneca refexive missions / Robert S. Cox. -- The Mohawk/Oneida corridor: the geography of inland navigation across New York / Philip Lord, Jr. -- Iroquis external affairs, 1807-1815: the crisis of the new order / Carl Benn -- The firelands: land speculation and the War of 1812 / R. Douglas Hart -- Reluctant warriors: British North Americans and the War of 1812 / E. Jane Errington -- Forgotten allies: the loyal Shawnees and the War of 1812 / R. David Edmunds -- "To obtain command of the Lakes": the United States and the contest for Lakes Erie and Ontario, 1812-1815 / Jeff Seiken -- The meaning of the wars for the Great Lakes / Andrew R. L. Cayton.
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This title contains 21 essays which concern the military and naval operations as well as the political, economic, social and cultural interactions of individuals and groups during the struggle to control the freshwater lakes and rivers between the Ohio Valley and the Canadian Shield.

Author Notes

Carl Benn is the Chief Curator of the City of Toronto's Museums and Heritage Services.
Charles E. Brodine Jr. is a historian with the Early History Branch of the Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.
Andrew R. L. Cayton, Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Robert Cox, a Curator at the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
Brian Leigh Dunnigan has served as Curator of Maps at the William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan since 1996.
R. David Edmunds is Watson Professor of American History at the University of Texas at Dallas.
W. J. Eccles was born in England and educated in Montreal and died in 1998. During his career, he taught at the universities of Manitoba, Alberta, and Toronto.
E. Jane Errington is Chair of the Department of History at the Royal Military College of Canada and professor of History at Queen's University, Kingston.
Eric Hinderaker is Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah.
R. Douglas Hurt is professor and director of the Graduate Program in Agricultural History and Rural Studies at Iowa State University.
Philip L. Lord Jr. is Director, Division of Museum Services, New York State Museum, where he manages the Cultural Resource Survey Program.
Michael A. McDonnell is a lecturer in American History at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Larry L. Nelson received his Ph.D. in American history from Bowling Green State University.
Jon W. Parmenter teaches Early American and Native American history at St. Lawrence University.
Elizabeth A. Perkins is Gordon B. Davidson Associate Professor of History at Centre College.
Leonard Sadosky is a Ph.D. candidate in American history at the University of Virginia and holds a Master's degree from Miami University (Ohio).
David Curtis Skaggs is professor emeritus of history at Bowling Green State University where he taught from 1965 to 2001.
Jeff Seiken is a Ph.D. candidate in early American history at Ohio State University.
Susan Sleeper-Smith is an assistant professor in the history department at Michigan State University.
Matthew C. Ward is a lecturer in early American History in the Department of History at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
Keith R. Widder was Curator of History for Mackinac State Historic Parks from 1971 until 1997. He is currently a senior editor for Michigan State University Press.

Table of Contents

Larry L. Nelson and David Curtis SkaggsDavid Curtis SkaggsW. J. EcclesCharles E. Brodine Jr.Matthew C. WardMichael A. McDonnellJon W. ParmenterKeith R. WidderSusan Sleeper-SmithBrian Leigh DunniganLeonard SadoskyElizabeth A. PerkinsEric HinderakerRobert S. CoxPhilip Lord, Jr.Carl BennR. Douglas HurtE. Jane ErringtonR. David EdmundsJeff SeikenAndrew R. L. Cayton
Introductionp. xvii
The Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes, 1754-1814: An Overviewp. 1
French Imperial Policy for the Great Lakes Basinp. 21
Henry Bouquet and British Infantry Tactics on the Ohio Frontier, 1758-1764p. 43
The Microbes of War: The British Army and Epidemic Disease among the Ohio Indians, 1758-1765p. 63
Charles-Michel Mouet de Langlade: Warrior, Soldier, and Intercultural "Window" on the Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakesp. 79
The Iroquois and the Native American Struggle for the Ohio Valley, 1754-1794p. 105
The French Connection: The Interior French and Their Role in French-British Relations in the Western Great Lakes Region, 1760-1775p. 125
"Ignorant bigots ard busy rebels": The American Revolution in the Western Great Lakesp. 145
Fortress Detroit, 1701-1826p. 167
Rethinking the Gnadenhutten Massacre: The Contest for Power in the Public World of the Revolutionary Pennsylvania Frontierp. 187
War as Cultural Encounter in the Ohio Valleyp. 215
Liberty and Power in the Old Northwest, 1763-1800p. 227
Supper and Celibacy: Quaker-Seneca Reflexive Missionsp. 243
The Mohawk/Oneida Corridor: The Geography of Inland Navigation Across New Yorkp. 275
Iroquois External Affairs, 1807-1815: The Crisis of the New Orderp. 291
The Firelands: Land Speculation and the War of 1812p. 303
Reluctant Warriors: British North Americans and the War of 1812p. 325
Forgotten Allies: The Loyal Shawnees and the War of 1812p. 337
"To Obtain Command of the Lakes": The United States and the Contest for Lakes Erie and Ontario, 1812-1815p. 353
The Meanings of the Wars for the Great Lakesp. 373
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 391
Indexp. 397