Misconceptions Of Colonists In The Seven Years War By Peter Silver

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In this book, Peter Silver argued that the Seven Years War served to unite backcountry colonists against their common enemies: the French and the Native Americans. Furthermore, these colonists came from various religious and ethnic backgrounds. In Europe, this meant irreconcilable differences. In the colonies, however, Silver argued that this diversity became strength in the face of Native American attacks, as they were forced to throw of their prejudices for survival. This laid the foundation for tolerance after the war and in the future United States. To support these arguments, Silver used a specific methodology where he examined the inner workings of colonial society. Silver’s methodology depicted perceptions and misconceptions of colonists

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