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Author Mapp, Paul W.
Title The elusive West and the contest for empire, 1713-1763 / Paul W. Mapp.
Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press ; Williamsburg, Va. : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, c2011.
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Description ix, 455 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Spanish empire and the elusive West. Peoples and terrain, difficulties and disappointments -- Exploiting indigenous geographic understanding -- South sea interlude. The alluring Pacific ocean -- The Pacific ocean and the war of the Spanish succession -- France and the elusive West after the treaty of Utrecht. Visions of Western Louisiana -- Imperial comparisons -- Communication and interpretation -- Restricted pathways -- British Pacific adventures and the early years of the seven years' war. British designs on the Spanish empire, 1713-1748 -- French reactions to the British search for a northwest passage from Hudson Bay and the origins of the seven years' war -- Spanish reactions to British Pacific encroachments, 1750-1757 -- French borderlands encroachments and Spanish neutrality -- The elusive West and the outcome of the seven years' war -- French geographic conceptions and the 1762 Western Louisiana cession -- Spain's acceptance of Trans-Mississippi Louisiana -- Old visions and new opportunities: Britain and the Spanish empire at the end of the seven years' war.
Note Includes some text in French and Spanish.
Subject North America -- Colonization.
West (U.S.) -- Colonization.
North America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.
North America -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
North America -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 -- Causes.
Imperialism -- History -- 18th century.
Added Author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
ISBN 9780807833957 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807833959 (cloth : alk. paper)