This section includes a large selection of scholarly books and articles, all of which are available through either Frost Library or the Five College Consortium. Links have been provided for all items that are available full-text online. Amherst College alumni who have published in this field are identified by class year. Biographies of Amherst and related works are highlighted in the first sub-section. 

Biographies of Amherst: 

Locke, Emma P. Boylston. Colonial Amherst: the Early History, Customs and Homes; Geography and Geology, of Amherst, Life and Character of General and Lord Jeffery Amherst, Reminiscences of “Cricket Corner” and “Pond Parish” Districts. Milford, N. H.: Printed by W. B. & A. B. Rotch, 1916.  

Long, J. C. Lord Jeffery Amherst, a Soldier of the King. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933. Amherst College Class of 1914.  

---. Soldier for the King: A Story of Amherst in America. First edition. Philadelphia: Winston, 1954. 

Mayo, Lawrence Shaw. Jeffery Amherst ; a Biography. New York: Longmans, Green, 1916. 

Mead Art Museum (Amherst College). The Amherst Family Portraits. Amherst, Mass.: Amherst College, Mead Art Building, 1967. 

Nunnerley, David. A History of Montreal Park, Sevenoaks. Sevenoaks, Kent, 2000. 

The French & Indian War (1758-1763) and The Anglo-Indian War of 1763 (Pontiac’s Rebellion): 

Anderson, Fred. The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War. New York: Penguin Books, 2006. 

Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 

Babits, Lawrence Edward, and Stephanie Gandulla, eds. The Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Forts. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014.  

Baugh, Daniel A. The Global Seven Years War, 1754-1763: Britain and France in a Great Power Contest. First edition. Harlow, England ; New York: Longman, 2011. 

Bellico, Russell P. Empires in the Mountains: French and Indian War Campaigns and Forts in the Lake Champlain, Lake George, and Hudson River Corridor. 1st ed. Fleischmanns, N.Y: Purple Mountain Press, 2010. 

Borneman, Walter R. The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America. First edition. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. 

Brecher, Frank W. Losing a Continent: France’s North American Policy, 1753-1763. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1998 

Brumwell, Stephen. White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery, and Vengeance in Colonial America. First Da Capo Press paperback edition. Cambridge, Mass: Da Capo Press, 2006. 

Calloway, Colin G., ed. Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England. Hanover, N.H: University Press of New England, 1991. 

---. New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America. Second edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.;idno=heb01362 

---. Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013. 

---. The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 

Cassell, Frank A. “Remembering the Battle of Bushy Run: Decisive Victory or Minor Skirmish?” Westmoreland History 18.1 (2013): 22–34. 

Cave, Alfred A. The French and Indian War. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2004. 

Champion, Walter T. Jr. “The Road to Destruction: The Effect of the French and Indian War on the Six Nations.” Indian Historian 10.3 (1977): 20. 

Crocker, Thomas E. Braddock’s March: How the Man Sent to Seize a Continent Changed American History. Yardley, Pa: Westholme, 2009. 

Crytzer, Brady. Guyasuta and the Fall of Indian America. Yardley, Pennsylvania: Westholme Publishing, 2013. 

Cubbison, Douglas. All Canada in the Hands of the British: General Jeffery Amherst and the 1760 Campaign to Conquer New France. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. 

Dixon, David. Never Come to Peace Again: Pontiac’s Uprising and the Fate of the British Empire in North America. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. 

Dowd, Gregory Evans. Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American frontier. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 

---. War under Heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations & the British Empire. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 

---. A Spirited Resistance: the North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. 

Eckert, Allan W., and Allan W. Eckert. The Conquerors ; a Narrative. First edition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1970. 

Fenn, Elizabeth A. “Biological Warfare in Eighteenth-Century North America: Beyond Jeffery Amherst.” Journal of American History 86.4 (2000): 1552–1580.  

Fernandez, James, and John Herzog. “Farewell Lord Jeffery Amherst: Debate over Amherst College’s Institutional Anchorage in History.” Anthropology Today 30.4 (2014): 7–9. Herzog and Fernandez are both Amherst Class of 1952. 

Flavell, Julie, and Stephen Conway, eds. Britain and America Go to War: The Impact of War and Warfare in Anglo-America, 1754-1815. Gainesville, Fla: University Press of Florida, 2004. 

Flavin, Francis E. “A Pox on Amherst: Small Pox, Sir Jeffery, and a Town Named Amherst.” Historical Journal of Massachusetts 30.1 (2002): 1–29. 

Flexner, James Thomas. Mohawk Baronet: A Biography of Sir William Johnson. Syracuse University Press edition. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 1989. 

Fowler, William M. Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763. New York: Walker & Co, 2005. 

Hale, Nathaniel Claiborne. Pontiac’s War: The Great Indian Uprising against the English in 1763. Wynnewood, Pa: Hale House, 1973. 

Jennings, Francis. Empire of Fortune: Crowns, Colonies, and Tribes in the Seven Years’ War in America. First edition. New York: Norton, 1988. 

Kelsey, Harry. “The Amherst Plan: A Factor in the Pontiac Uprising.” Ontario History 65.3 (1973): 149–158. 

Kenny, Kevin. Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn’s Holy Experiment. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 

Knollenberg, Bernhard. “General Amherst and Germ Warfare.” Mississippi Valley Historical Review 41.3 (1954): 489–494. 

Mante, Thomas. The History of the Late War in North-America, and the Islands of the West-Indies: Including the Campaigns of MDCCLXIII and MDCCLXIV against His Majesty’s Indian Enemies. New York: Research Reprints, 1970. 

Marquis, Thomas Guthrie. The War Chief of the Ottawas; a Chronicle of the Pontiac War. Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & company, 1915. 

Marston, Daniel. The French-Indian War, 1754-1760. New York: Routledge, 2003. 

Mayor, Adrienne. “The Nessus Shirt in the New World: Smallpox Blankets in History and Legend.” Journal of American Folklore 427 (1995): 54. 

Middleton, Richard. Pontiac’s War: Its Causes, Course, and Consequences. New York: Routledge, 2007. 

Nester, William R. “Haughty Conquerors”: Amherst and the Great Indian Uprising of 1763. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2000. 

---. The First Global War: Britain, France, and the Fate of North America, 1756-1775. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2000. 

---. The French and Indian War and the Conquest of New France. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. 

Oliphant, John. Peace and War on the Anglo-Cherokee Frontier, 1756-63. Baton Rouge : Great Britain: Louisana State University Press : Palgrave, 2001. 

Ostler, Jeffrey. "To Extirpate The Indians": An Indigenous Consciousness Of Genocide In The Ohio Valley And Lower Great Lakes, 1750S-1810." William & Mary Quarterly 72.4 (2015): 587-622. 

Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. France & England in North America. New York: Library of America, 1983. This two volume set includes all seven books on colonial North America originally published by Parkman between 1865 and 1884. 

Peckham, Howard H. Pontiac and the Indian Uprising. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1947. 

Philip Ranlet, “The British, the Indians, and Smallpox: What Actually Happened at Fort Pitt in 1763?” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 67 (2000): 427-441, 

Schwartz, Seymour I. The French and Indian War, 1754-1763: The Imperial Struggle for North America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. 

Sheppard, Ruth, ed. Empires Collide: The French and Indian War 1754-63. Oxford: Osprey, 2006. 

Shy, John. Toward Lexington: The Role of the British Army in the Coming of the American Revolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965. 

Silver, Peter. Our Savage Neighbors, How Indian War Transformed Early America. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007. 

Sosin, Jack M. Whitehall and the Wilderness: The Middle West in British Colonial Policy 1760-1775. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1961. 

St. John Williams, Noel T. Redcoats along the Hudson: The Struggle for North America, 1754-63. First English edition. London ; Herndon, Va: Brassey’s, 1997. 

Vaughan, Alden T., ed. Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789. Washington, D.C: University Publications of America, 1979. Amherst College Class of 1950. 

Ward, Matthew C. Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years’ War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004. 

Widder, Keith R. “After the Conquest: Michilimackinac, a Borderland in Transition, 1760-1763.” Michigan Historical Review 34.1 (2008): 43–61.

---. Beyond Pontiac’s Shadow: Michilimackinac and the Anglo-Indian War of 1763. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2013.