Summary Of Peter Silver's 'Our Savage Neighbors'

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During the period of the Seven Years’ War, or the French and Indian War, as referred to by the North American colonies, the world struggled in a divide over power, fear, and violence that seemed to never end. Several people including historians as well as political and religious leaders of the time debated how to fix their situation, but struggled to deduce the main factor of why it all began. Peter Silver, the author of Our Savage Neighbors, uses his take on the situation to explain that the French and Indian War itself was the primary cause of the chaos that was brought into the middle colonies in his thesis. Silver argues that Europe’s disunity in times of war further influenced the split within the American people and the American natives.

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