The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775–1776 offers two significant, insightful, and intriguing first-hand accounts of the Revolutionary War. These previously untranslated and unpublished primary sources provide contrasting viewpoints from a Loyalist French-Canadian administrative official, Jean-Baptiste Badeaux, and a Patriot Continental officer, William Goforth. Compelling personal interactions with friends and neighbors, and local and provincial-level leadersas occupier and occupiedare documented. Their stories climax during the two-month period in early 1776 when Goforth was military governor of Three Rivers and Badeaux served as his somewhat reluctant interpreter and unofficial advisor. Including their experiences with Benedict Arnold and Quebec’s Governor Guy Carleton, as well as letters to Benjamin Franklin and John Jay, this unique book provides diverse insights into the invasion of Canada and its immediate impact on the people on both sides of the revolution.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Mark R. Anderson is an independent historian and author of The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America’s War of Liberation in Canada, 1774–1776.
Teresa L. Meadows is Associate Professor of French and Visual and Performing Arts at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations and Maps
Abbreviations Used in Footnotes
Jean-Baptiste BadeauxA Short Biography
William GoforthA Short Biography
The StageThree Rivers, Quebec, 17751776
Notes on the Provenance of Badeaux’s Journal
Appendix 1The Accounts of the Three Rivers Ursuline Nuns
Appendix 2Officers and Unit Identification