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Author Anderson, Mark R., 1966-

Title The battle for the fourteenth colony : America's war of liberation in Canada, 1774-1776 / Mark R. Anderson
Published [Lebanon, NH] : University Press of New England, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 438 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- The only link wanting : the First Continental Congress invites Canada -- New subjects to the king : Canadians and the Province of Quebec -- Fuel for rebellion : the British party and the Quebec Act of 1774 -- Authors and agitators : patriot correspondence and John Brown's mission -- Preemptive strikes : Ticonderoga and Fort St-Jean -- That damned absurd word "liberty" : Quebec's own rebellion -- To erect the glorious standard of American liberty in Canada : the decision to intervene -- The Canadians opened the road : continentals and partisans on the Richelieu River -- The treachery and villainy of the Canadians : collaboration, resistance, and siege in the Montreal District -- Another path to the heart of Quebec : Canada's capital, Hannibal's heir, and the Kennebec Expedition -- To winter in Canada : "free" Montreal and Fortress Quebec -- Time to consider politics : the Continental Congress, the Northern Army, and a Committee for Canada -- Contest of wills at Quebec : the fortress capital, key to victory? -- The question of loyalists : General Wooster and "liberated" Montreal, 1775 -- A critical month : Wooster's Montreal, January 1776 -- Evolving occupation : Montreal and the struggle for the Canadian spirit -- A spirit of cooperation and understanding : William Goforth, Jean-Baptiste Badeaux, and Trois-Rivières -- Patriot zealots : Benedict Arnold, Canadian patriots, and the Quebec City blockade -- Spring of unrest : a Canadian battle in the Quebec District -- A late-changing cast : new continental leadership for Canada -- May tides : new arrivals and massive change for the province -- The sad necessity of abandoning Canada : military collapse and the end of the Canadian continental experience -- The causes of the miscarriages in Canada : Carleton and Congress investigate the failures -- Conclusion : misinterpretations and missteps in a war to spread democracy
Summary A look at America's Revolutionary War invasion of Canada. This book focuses on the key political and military factors that ultimately doomed America's first foreign war of liberation and resulted in the Continental Army's decisive expulsion from Canada on the eve of the Declaration of Independence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-429) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Canadian Invasion, 1775-1776.
HISTORY -- Canada -- General.
HISTORY -- General.
Military campaigns
American invasion 1775-1776
Québec (Québec) -- History -- Siege, 1775-1776.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns.
Québec -- Québec
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781611684988