The French Invasion of Western Pennsylvania


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Hardback copy by Donald H. Kent.

Donald Kent provides the French vantage point from French documents concerning the forays in the Ohio country, later Western Pennsylvania. The strategic aim of the French advances was to provide passage from French Canada to Louisiana via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. To do so, Governor Duquesne sent an armed construction crew to build forts between Lake Erie and the Allegheny River. This activity disturbed the Five Nations of the Iroquois, who were loyal to the British. Alerted to the invasion in the wilderness, the colonial governor of Pennsylvania planned to meet with the Five Nations, but no military response was ordered. Instead, Ben Franklin, Conrad Weiser, and others went to Carlisle to meet with the natives. Meanwhile, the Virginians sent young George Washington to meet with the French. It was not long after that the French and Indian War commenced.


by Donald Kent
Page Count: 100
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: August 17, 2021
Imprint: Local History Press
Genre: History

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Weight10.1 oz
Dimensions6.5 × .5 × 9.25 in