A Century of Conflict: France, Spain, and England in the American Colonies
Survey of the wars that rocked the American colonies from 1689-1763 (including Queen Anne's War, War of Jenkin's Ear, and the French and Indian War) and how they laid the groundwork for the American Revolution.
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45 minutes per class
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This class will look at the major conflicts that involved the American colonies, including the Nine Years’ War, the War of Spanish Succession, Queen Anne’s War, the War of Jenkin’s Ear (aka King George’s War), and the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War in the colonies). We will consider the causes for each conflict, the treaties that settled them, and how these disputes laid the groundwork for the colonies pursuing independence in the American Revolution. We will also look at the...
I am currently finishing up a master's degree in History, specializing in early American history. (This will be conferred in May 2022.) I recently completed a master's thesis on Lord Dunmore's War, the last Indian War of the colonial period. Throughout that thesis, and in this class, I endeavor to fairly and respectfully portray both Europeans and American Indians. I believe the only way to do this is to spend equal time (as much as possible) understanding both, rather than American Indians being an afterthought. In the face of colonization, they took important measures to show and exert their own agency. This is a big part of why I found it imperative to cover topics like mourning wars, horticulture/land management among American Indians, and the political reasons of the Haudenosaunee for the decisions they made during the intercontinental wars. As the French and English repeatedly learned the hard way, under-appreciating the contributions of American Indian allies was at their own peril.
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45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
While material will not be particularly gory, this class does require discussion of warfare and the realities of life during this time.
All source material that has contributed to this curriculum is academic journals and books from respected history scholars. In addition to using information from treaties and primary source letters/newspaper articles as appropriate, some of the many academic works include: Alan Taylor, "American Colonies: The Settling of North America" Matthew C. Ward, "Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765" Colin G. Calloway, "First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History" Patrick Griffin, "American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier" Gregory Evans Dowd, "A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815" Eric Nellis, "An Empire of Regions: A Brief History of Colonial British America"
Master of Arts in History
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I'm a mom of two and a graduate school student. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies and a MA in History. My primary area of study is Early America, especially the frontier of colonial Virginia. However, I also have an interest in the Atlantic...