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The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony
America’s War of Liberation in Canada, 1774–1776
Mark R. Anderson

University Press of New England



Contents

List of Maps
• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• 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” Montréal and Fortress Québec
• Time to Consider Politics: The Continental Congress, the Northern Army, and a Committee for Canada
• Contest of Wills at Québec: The Fortress Capital—Key to Victory?
• The Question of Loyalists: General Wooster and “Liberated” Montréal, 1775
• A Critical Month: Wooster’s Montréal, January 1776
• Evolving Occupation: Montréal 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 Québec 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
• Appendix 1. Canadian Voices: A Note on Sources
• Appendix 2. The Polarized Legacy of General David Wooster
• Source Abbreviations
• Name Abbreviations
• Notes
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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