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The War of Jenkins' Ear: The Forgotten Struggle for North and South America: 1739-1742
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In the early eighteenth century, the British and Spanish Empires were fighting for economic supremacy in the Americas. Tensions between the two powers were high, and wars blossomed like violent flowers for nearly a hundred years, from the War of Spanish Succession, culminating in the War of Jenkins' Ear.
This war would lay the ground work for the French and Indian War and, eventually, the War of the American Revolution. The War of Jenkins' Ear was a world war in the truest sense, engaging the major European powers on battlefields ranging from Europe to the Americas to the Asian subcontinent.
Yet the conflict that would eventually become known as the War of Jenkins' Ear is barely known to us today. Yet it would cost fifty-thousand lives, millions in treasure, and over six hundred ships.
Even though it happened decades before American independence, The War of Jenkins' Ear reveals that this was truly an American war; a hard-fought, costly struggle that determined the fate of the Americas, and in which, for the first time, American armies participated.
In this definitive work of history, The War of Jenkins' Ear explores the war that established the future of two entire continents.
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