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Besieged: British-American Forts, Families, and Communities in the Seven Years' War, 1755-1763

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dc.contributor.advisor Ned C. Landsman. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hornor, Elizabeth Bartlett en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of History en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-17T12:20:50Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-24T14:48:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-17T12:20:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-24T14:48:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-01
dc.identifier Hornor_grad.sunysb_0771E_10634.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/56022 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/71618 en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines interactions between civilians and the military during the Seven Years' War in the British North American colonies. The settings of those interactions were seven forts located along three corridors that encompassed British, French, and Native American territory. The corridors include the region between Philadelphia/Alexandria and the Ohio River, the territory between Albany and the Great Lakes, and the area between Albany and Quebec/Montreal. This project traverses the divide between histories of colonial society and histories of the war by using letters, personal journals, newspapers, memoirs, wills, and colonial and military records to explore backcountry communities and their interactions with the military at and near forts. Rather than interpreting interactions between the army and civilians simply as conflicts, the project argues that forts became sites of negotiation as civilians and military authorities made requests of one another. By examining the varying ways in which people responded to the war, the dissertation illuminates how the experience of living on the periphery influenced residents' perceptions of the army and imperial administration. In exploring the civilian experience of the war on the periphery, the project connects the events of the Seven Years' War to existing problems and circumstances, thereby integrating the war more seamlessly into the history of colonial America and facilitating a more nuanced understanding of how the war affected its civilian participants. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History -- American history en_US
dc.subject.other borderlands, forts, Johnson, Loudoun, periphery, women en_US
dc.title Besieged: British-American Forts, Families, and Communities in the Seven Years' War, 1755-1763 en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Donna J. Rilling en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Kathleen Wilson en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Andrew Newman. en_US


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