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To risk it all : General Forbes, the Capture of Fort Duquesne, and the course of empire in the Ohio Country / Michael N. McConnell.

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  • ISBN: 9780822946328
  • Physical Description: x,390 pages : ill., maps, 24 cm
  • Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction An Empire at War -- New York and Philadelphia, Winter-Spring 1758 -- Friends and Enemies, Winter-Spring 1758 -- Preparations, May 1758 -- Moving West, June 1758 -- Raystown, July 1758 -- Forbes's Road, July-August 1758 -- Loyalhannon and Fort Duquesne, September 1758 -- Loyalhannon, October 1758 -- Easton and the Kuskuskies, October-November 1758 -- Loyalhannon and Fort Duquesne, October-November 1758 -- November 1758-March 1759.
Summary, etc.:
"General John Forbes's campaign against Fort Duquesne was the largest over-land expedition during the Seven Years' War in America. While most histories of the time period include the Forbes Campaign as an aside, McConnell documents how and why Forbes and his army succeeded, and what his success meant to the subsequent history of the mid-Atlantic colonies, native inhabitants of the Ohio Country, and the empire he represented. A close look at the Forbes Campaign and its personnel reveals much about both British relations with native peoples and the nature of Britain's American empire during a time of stress. Unlike other campaigns, this one was composed largely of colonial-not professional British-troops. In addition, individual colonies negotiated their role in the campaign and frequently placed their own local interests ahead of those of the empire as a whole. The campaign thus suggests the limits of imperial power and how Britain's hold over its American frontiers was, at best, tenuous and helped lead to an eventual break-down of empire in the 1760s and 1770s."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Forbes, John, 1707-1759.
Forbes Expedition against Fort Duquesne, Pa., 1758.
United States > History > French and Indian War, 1754-1763.
Fort Duquesne (Pa.)

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