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The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony : America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776

By: Anderson, Mark R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lebanon : University Press of New England, 2013Description: 1 online resource (457 p.).ISBN: 9781611684988.Subject(s): Canadian Invasion, 1775-1776 | Que´bec (Que´bec) -- History -- Siege, 1775-1776 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- CampaignsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony : America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776DDC classification: 971.02 | 971.024 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 | The Only Link Wanting; 2 | New Subjects to the King; 3 | Fuel for Rebellion; 4 | Authors and Agitators; 5 | Preemptive Strikes; 6 | That Damned Absurd Word ""Liberty""; 7 | To Erect the Glorious Standard of American Liberty in Canada; 8 | The Canadians Opened the Road; 9 | The Treachery and Villainy of the Canadians; 10 | Another Path to the Heart of Quebec; 11 | To Winter in Canada; 12 | Time to Consider Politics; 13 | Contest of Wills at Québec; 14 | The Question of Loyalists; 15 | A Critical Month; 16 | Evolving Occupation
17 | A Spirit of Cooperation and Understanding18 | Patriot Zealots; 19 | Spring of Unrest; 20 | A Late-Changing Cast; 21 | May Tides; 22 | The Sad Necessity of Abandoning Canada; 23 | The Causes of the Miscarriages in Canada; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Canadian Voices; Appendix 2: The Polarized Legacy of General David Wooster; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary: An unparalleled look at America's Revolutionary War invasion of Canada
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Title Page; Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 | The Only Link Wanting; 2 | New Subjects to the King; 3 | Fuel for Rebellion; 4 | Authors and Agitators; 5 | Preemptive Strikes; 6 | That Damned Absurd Word ""Liberty""; 7 | To Erect the Glorious Standard of American Liberty in Canada; 8 | The Canadians Opened the Road; 9 | The Treachery and Villainy of the Canadians; 10 | Another Path to the Heart of Quebec; 11 | To Winter in Canada; 12 | Time to Consider Politics; 13 | Contest of Wills at Québec; 14 | The Question of Loyalists; 15 | A Critical Month; 16 | Evolving Occupation

17 | A Spirit of Cooperation and Understanding18 | Patriot Zealots; 19 | Spring of Unrest; 20 | A Late-Changing Cast; 21 | May Tides; 22 | The Sad Necessity of Abandoning Canada; 23 | The Causes of the Miscarriages in Canada; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Canadian Voices; Appendix 2: The Polarized Legacy of General David Wooster; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

An unparalleled look at America's Revolutionary War invasion of Canada

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Library Journal Review

Anderson sheds light on a little-known episode of the Revolutionary War, highlighting an ill-fated campaign to bring Canada into the fold of American colonies. A military historian and retired U.S. Air Force officer, the author combines his knowledge of military strategy and tactics with in-depth research to demonstrate how the American tendency to intervene to "save" foreigners and guide them to democracy started even before the country technically existed. As Anderson notes in his introduction, the Canadian campaign foreshadowed later U.S. efforts-including recent forays into Iraq and Afghanistan. Indeed, while reading his book, it's hard not to be reminded how strongly "America as liberator" is entrenched in U.S. culture, militarily and politically. Anderson outlines various segments of the Canadian campaign and shows how patriot zeal led the nascent united American colonies to overstretch their resources without having a larger plan quite worked out. Thus, Canada's chances of becoming the 14th colony devolved into bad behavior by conscripts, lack of follow-through on economic promises, and misunderstandings related to language and culture. VERDICT While it may be of less interest to readers outside of New England, Ontario, and Quebec, Anderson's well-researched and thoughtful book brings a fascinating piece of history to the forefront. Recommended.-Elizabeth Goldman, Perth & District Union P.L., Perth, Ont. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

In this carefully researched book, what Anderson examines might be dismissed as "already known." There is the Continental Congress, which hoped to draw Canada into common cause against British authority. There are Canadian seigneurs and Catholic clergy, who would nearly all eschew America's revolution, and the French habitants, unwilling to take up arms to either support or oppose the colony's British government. But Anderson takes readers deeper with his analysis, and herein lies the success of his effort. What readers see is a Continental Congress so overwhelmed by many issues that it was incapable of giving the Canadian question sufficient reflection. Congressional representatives made friendly appeals to the Canadians based on the facile assumption that they desired liberty. Commanders who led invasions against Canada marched without clear instructions. Anderson also provides a careful, nuanced assessment of the different elements of Canadian society and the almost universal determination to reject or take no side in the American struggle against British rule. Anderson's book is also timely, because it invites readers to consider the long-held US conviction that liberty is something the US can and should export to other peoples at every opportunity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. S. Krysiek Mount St. Mary's University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

MARK R. ANDERSON is an independent historian and a retired U.S. Air Force officer who currently serves as a civilian military planner for the U.S. government. He earned his B.A. in history from Purdue University and his M.A. in military studies from American Military University.

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