The Journals of Jeffery Amherst, 1757-1763, in Two Volumes: Volume I. The Daily and Personal Journals; Volume II. A Dictionary of People, Places, and Ships
East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press, 2015. First Edition. Large Hardcover. Near Fine / No Jacket. Item #2321303
First edition. No jacket. Minor general wear.
xxvi, 559; lxv, 449 pp. Two volume set. Field Marshal Jeffery[n 1] Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, KB (29 January 1717 – 3 August 1797) was a British Army officer and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in the British Army. Amherst is credited as the architect of Britain's successful campaign to conquer the territory of New France during the Seven Years' War. Under his command, British forces captured the cities of Louisbourg, Quebec City and Montreal, as well as several major fortresses. He was also the first British Governor General in the territories that eventually became Canada. Numerous places and streets are named for him, in both Canada and the United States. Amherst's legacy is controversial due to his expressed desire to exterminate the race of indigenous people during Pontiac's War, and his advocacy of biological warfare in the form of gifting blankets infected with smallpox as a weapon, notably at the Siege of Fort Pitt. This has led to a reconsideration of his legacy. In 2019, the city of Montreal removed his name from a street, renaming it Rue Atateken, from the Kanien'kéha Mohawk language.--Wikipedia
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