Call for Papers: Special Issue of _Pennsylvania History_: “After 1763: The Consequences of the Seven Years War”
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The year 1763 marked a major turning point in the history of North America. Diplomats in Paris signed a treaty that ended the Seven Years’ War and remade the map of the continent “with the scratch of a pen,” to quote Francis Parkman. In the aftermath of the treaty, British officials in London worked to establish order on the frontier, establishing a Proclamation Line in the hopes of checking conflicts between colonizers and Native Americans. Meanwhile, provincials and Indians struggled to adjust to this new reality, erupting most violently in Pontiac’s War.
The end of the Seven Years’ War had a particularly powerful impact on the mid-Atlantic region. The editors of Pennsylvania History invite contributions to a special issue on the end of the Seven Years’ War and its consequences for the broader mid-Atlantic region, conceived here as western Pennsylvania, the Ohio River Valley, and the backcountry regions of New York and Virginia. Possible topics include: the effects of Pontiac's War on the mid-Atlantic backcountry; relations between Indians and colonizers in the wake of peace; and changes in provincial politics and culture. Authors are especially encouraged to consider Pennsylvania in a continental and/or imperial context.
Articles should be between 8,000 and 11,000 words in length (including endnotes) and conform to the Chicago manual of style. Authors can direct questions to guest editor John Smolenski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or associate editors Patrick Spero (email@example.com) and Laura Keenan Spero (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2012. Articles will appear in the Summer 2013 issue of Pennsylvania History.
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