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The French and Indian War in Pennsylvania


Note from the Editor
by Tamara Gaskell Miller

Note from the President: Accelerating the Future
by David Moltke-Hansen

Reluctant Imperialists? William Pitt, Pennsylvania, and the First Global War
by Matthew C. Ward

The Forts at the Forks
by Louis M. Waddell

The Braddock Expedition of 1755: Catastrophe in the Wilderness
by Frank A. Cassell

"Gloomy and Dark Days"
by Daniel K. Richter

Christian Frederick Post: Forest Diplomat
by Robert S. Grumet

Pennsylvanians at War: The Settlement Frontiers during the Seven Years' War
by David L. Preston

Daughters of Empire: Women and the Seven Years' War in Philadelphia
by Sarah E. Fatherly

William Trent's Fort Pitt Journals
by Kimberly Burton

Book Reviews
by Kimberly Burton

Fort Pitt Museum, by Kyle R. Weaver; edited by David Dixon
Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765, by Matthew C. Ward
George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War, by Fred Anderson
The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000, by Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton

Society News

LEGACIES for Kids: What's in a Name Activity—Unscramble the Word
by Joan Saverino

Teachers' Page
by Donna Sharer

LEGACIES for Kids: Book Reviews
by the Staff of Chris' Corner: Books for Kids & Teens

The Winter People, by Joseph Bruchac
Calico Bush, by Rachel Field
Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars, 1689-1763, by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
The French and Indian War, by Andrew Santella
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison, by Lois Lenski
The Matchlock Gun, by Walter D. Edmonds

Food for Thought: Reflections on the Study of War
by Holly A. Mayer

Cover image:  Background: Detail of Braddock's Field, painting by Paul Weber. Scene of the battle on July 9, 1755, painted 100 years after the battle. Courtesy of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia.

Foreground: (Top) Photo of a medal presented to Colonel John Armstrong and his troops in 1756 by the city of Philadelphia, following the raid on the Indian settlement at Kittanning. Society Photo Collection. (Bottom) 1757 silver (colored here) peace medal struck by Joseph Richardson Sr. in Philadelphia showing a Quaker and an Indian passing a peace pipe. Quakers in the Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians ordered this and other medals made and presented to the Indians in an effort to maintain good relations with the Indians during the French and Indian War. Courtesy of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia.