This is Volume IV of the monumental History of the British Empire Before the American Revolution. The first three volumes were published by Caxton Printers; this and subsequent volumes will be published by Knopf, evidence that their commercial value has proved adequate to justify a wider market. The theme of this volume is the western push of British colonials to the South of the Great Lakes during the years just preceding the outbreak of the last of the French and Indian wars. The historian starts with the Florida frontier, then takes up the Cherokee country, the Mississippi, the Illinois and the Ohio valley. A public library item.