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Benedict Arnold: A Traitor in Our Midst
     

Benedict Arnold: A Traitor in Our Midst

by Barry Wilson
 

While most biographies of Arnold concentrate on his revolutionary exploits and subsequent treason, Wilson explores his role in Canadian history and the routes that brought him to Canada. He takes the reader into rural Quebec in the 1760s and 1770s when Arnold toured the area as a Yankee trader and goes behind the scenes in 1775-76 when Arnold's American forces

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While most biographies of Arnold concentrate on his revolutionary exploits and subsequent treason, Wilson explores his role in Canadian history and the routes that brought him to Canada. He takes the reader into rural Quebec in the 1760s and 1770s when Arnold toured the area as a Yankee trader and goes behind the scenes in 1775-76 when Arnold's American forces almost captured Quebec after an amazing trek through the Maine wilderness. Wilson explores Arnold's business exploits in Saint John, New Brunswick, the emerging Loyalist port town where for six years Arnold commanded an international trading network before returning to England. Written for those interested in unexpected tales from Canada's colourful history, Benedict Arnold follows Arnold's life from the battlefields of New England to the siege of Quebec, from the high seas to the day-to-day details of running a trading company in Saint John. Wilson offers a detailed, sometimes sympathetic, portrait of this controversial and complex man.

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"An engaging book. Wilson stimulates the reader's interest and empathy in the tale which he tells forcefully and wittily. This is an accomplished piece of writing, a good and interesting read." Peter Goheen, Department of Geography, Queen's University "A very enjoyable read." Eric Ross, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Mount Allison University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773521506
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2001
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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