Indians and Colonists at The Crossroads of Empire
The day before the Seven Years' War in North America, the British crown convened the Albany Congress, an Anglo-Iroquois treaty conference, in response to a crisis that threatened imperial expansion. British authorities hoped to address the impending collapse of Indian trade and diplomacy in the northern colonies, a problem exacerbated by uncooperative, resistant colonial governments.
Challenging the received wisdom that has equated the Congress and the plan of colonial union it produced with the origins of American independence, the Congress's importance in the wider context of Britain's eighteenth-century Atlantic empire.
Paperback, 288 pages.
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