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European powers had a lot of wars in the 18th century, and they weren’t confined to Europe. Conflict raged across the globe, in what might be called a World War…but we don’t call it that, because we already have a couple of those coming up in the 20th century. Some call it the Great War for Empire, and some call it a bunch of separate wars, but in any case, all this conflict was important, and you’re going to learn all about it right now.
-Elliott, J. H. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.
-Hosking, Geoffrey. Russia: People and Empire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
-Hunt, Lynn et al. Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford St. Martins, 2019.
-Jasanoff, Maya. Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World. New York: Knopf, 2011.
-McDonnell, Michael A. Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2015.
-Roche, Daniel. A History of Everyday Things: The Birth of Consumption in France, 1600-1800.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
-Smith, Bonnie G. Women in World History since 1450. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019.
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