The Battle for America: The French and Indian War with Dr. Richard Bell

The Battle for America: The French and Indian War with Dr. Richard Bell


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The French and Indian War was a war for America’s future, an epic struggle between Britain and France to control the American continent. Unfolding over the two decades before the Revolution, the French and Indian War sowed the seeds of the imperial crisis that would soon culminate in American independence.

In all the centuries of wars fought between the European superpowers before 1740, North America had never been more than a sideshow. But in the 1750s all that changed as it took center stage in the world’s first truly global war, one so massive that it spanned five continents: from India to Indiana, from the Caribbean to Canada, from Buenos Aires to Belgium, and from Pennsylvania to the Philippines.

In Europe and nearly everywhere else, this bitter contest among the great empires of Britain, France, and Spain is known as the Seven Years War (1756–1763). Here in the United States we call it the French and Indian War.

Dr. Richard Bell focuses attention on the parts of this global conflict that took place on American soil. He tracks the shifting fortunes of the several European forces and their native and colonial American allies. He examines the peace treaty that Britain and France finally signed in 1763 to bring this destructive war to an end, a treaty that surrendered French Canada to the British and forced the French out of North America.

He also examines the peculiar legacy of American colonists’ involvement: how their participation reinforced a sense of themselves as essential partners in the British Empire and sowed the seeds of the imperial crisis that would culminate just 20 years later in American independence.

Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the new book "Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home" which is shortlisted for the George Washington Prize and the Harriet Tubman Prize. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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