Williamsburg, Virginia / Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture / The University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 1st Printing. Trade Paperback. Fine. Item #2337534
First printing. A fine copy.
455 pp. A truly continental history in both its geographic and political scope, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 investigates eighteenth-century diplomacy involving North America and links geographic ignorance about the American West to Europeans' grand geopolitical designs. Breaking from scholars' traditional focus on the Atlantic world, Paul W. Mapp demonstrates the centrality of hitherto understudied western regions to early American history and shows that a Pacific focus is crucial to understanding the causes, course, and consequences of the Seven Years' War.