Someone on the Crown's side fired first, whether a militiaman or Indian. Jumonville's men were surprised.
posted on 01/07/2006 12:27:05 PM PST
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'The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War,' by Fred Anderson
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posted on 01/07/2006 12:29:57 PM PST
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posted on 01/07/2006 12:49:46 PM PST
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Americans are no more familiar with it than they are with the Peloponnesian War.
Was Washington responsible for the Peloponnesian War, too? No doubt he crossed the Delaware in triremes.
posted on 01/07/2006 1:09:29 PM PST
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posted on 01/07/2006 4:34:07 PM PST
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posted on 01/07/2006 5:10:49 PM PST
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I agree with the paragraphs posted! It was that Allengenhy skirmish that Captain Washington spent the whole of his life, stalwart and resolute, to fix. At the time Washington confessed in writing to being THE Assassin who fired the shot which killed the French nobleman and legate. Sort of like the situation of Moses, both Washington and Moses were killers as young men by Necessities' Circumstance, and yet by the dedication, resolve and humility of the remainder of their lifes each came to found a great Nation.
posted on 01/07/2006 5:20:25 PM PST
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posted on 01/07/2006 5:23:54 PM PST
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The book is probably very good ,but the reviewer is full of BS, he immediately starts drawing the cloak of concealment over the American Indian,his role in the massacre, and his role as a bloodthirsty nightmare in the conflicts of the time, ands times soon to follow. No white commander whether British, French, Spanish, or American could control them even when under their command, although
Rogers Rangers did finally break the back of the powerful Iroquois.
posted on 01/07/2006 6:59:08 PM PST
posted on 01/09/2006 1:51:05 PM PST
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posted on 01/14/2006 7:15:48 AM PST
I wish the reviewer(s) would at least mention that the 7-Years War was a European conflict, and that the French & Indian Wars were an outgrowth of that European war. The French & Indian Wars alone is not what is meant by the Seven Years War.
posted on 01/14/2006 9:03:02 AM PST
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