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Benedict Arnold : a traitor in our midst / Barry K. Wilson.

By: Wilson, Barry, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2001Description: xvii, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 077352150X :; 9780773521506.Subject(s): Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 | American loyalists -- Biography | Generals -- United States -- Biography | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography | Canada -- History -- 1775-1783 | Québec (Québec) -- History -- Siege, 1775-1776 | New Brunswick -- BiographyDDC classification: 971.02/4/092 | 973.3/82/092 | B Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
1. Young Trader, Canadian Connections -- 2. The Rustle of Revolutionary Winds -- 3. Arnold the Revolutionary -- 4. Preparing to Invade Canada -- 5. The March through Maine I -- 6. The March through Maine II: America's Hannibal -- 7. Quebec Awaits -- 8. The Battle for Quebec -- 9. Siege and Retreat -- 10. Heroics and Enemies Within -- 11. Politics and Treason -- 12. The Streets of Saint John -- 13. Born-Again Trader -- 14. Arnold vs the Lawyers -- 15. After New Brunswick.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Young Trader, Canadian Connections -- 2. The Rustle of Revolutionary Winds -- 3. Arnold the Revolutionary -- 4. Preparing to Invade Canada -- 5. The March through Maine I -- 6. The March through Maine II: America's Hannibal -- 7. Quebec Awaits -- 8. The Battle for Quebec -- 9. Siege and Retreat -- 10. Heroics and Enemies Within -- 11. Politics and Treason -- 12. The Streets of Saint John -- 13. Born-Again Trader -- 14. Arnold vs the Lawyers -- 15. After New Brunswick.

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Benedict Arnold remains a synonym for treason to Americans. Wilson, a Canadian journalist, is likely more fair-minded than most Americans, and his account, while it sheds little new light on Arnold and fails to make use of all manuscript sources, is nonetheless a useful counterbalance to the standard accounts. He adds new wrinkles in his chapters on Arnold's attack on Quebec in 1775-76 and his residence in Saint John, New Brunswick, after the Revolution. Whatever else he was, Arnold was a first-class, brave, imaginative commander, and his march through the Maine wilderness had the chance of adding Canada to the rebel side. With even a modicum of luck he would have succeeded, but the wilderness, betrayal, and the ambivalent attitudes of the French Canadians were too much to overcome when added to British arms. After the war, after his own treason, Arnold ran businesses in New Brunswick, where, Wilson says, he was not hated by the Loyalist settlers, contrary to American historiography. Still, when he died in Britain, he left his wife deeply in debt. His descendents--one of whom still has Arnold's uniform jacket--live in Canada to this day. Most collections. J. L. Granatstein emeritus, Canadian War Museum

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Barry K. Wilson, a journalist for thirty years, is a national correspondent for the Western Producer, a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and a frequent contributor to CBC Radio

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