The French & Indian War and Why It Matters

Tuesdays, 1 - 3 pm

Facilitator: John Dwyer

This course will be a study of the conflict in northeastern North America between 18th century European powers, their provincial colonies, and Native American tribal groups in the region. Eighty years of raids, skirmishes, and outright warfare had culminated in the French & Indian War. After nine years and a series of “Forest” and European-style battles, the final peace treaty stripped France of nearly all of its North American possessions and left Great Britain controlling the continent from the Atlantic coastline to the Mississippi River. Using lectures, readings, maps and illustrations, and reports, we will examine this conflict and consider its impact on the histories of Canada, the United States, and European imperial systems.

TuesdaysApril 4 – May 23, 20231 – 3 pmIn-Person
WashU West Campus
begins March 7