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The Resource Fire & desolation : the Revolutionary War's 1778 campaign as waged from Quebec and Niagara against the American frontiers, Gavin K. Watt

Fire & desolation : the Revolutionary War's 1778 campaign as waged from Quebec and Niagara against the American frontiers, Gavin K. Watt

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Fire & desolation : the Revolutionary War's 1778 campaign as waged from Quebec and Niagara against the American frontiers
Title
Fire & desolation
Title remainder
the Revolutionary War's 1778 campaign as waged from Quebec and Niagara against the American frontiers
Statement of responsibility
Gavin K. Watt
Title variation
  • Revolutionary War's 1778 campaign as waged from Quebec and Niagara against the American frontiers
  • Fire and desolation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Following a disastrous campaign in 1777, the alliance between the Six Nations and the British Crown became seriously strained. Relations were made even more difficult by the hands-off stance of Quebec's governor, General Guy Carleton, which led to the Native leaders developing their own strategies and employing traditional tactics, leading to a ferocious series of attacks on the frontiers of Vermont, New York, and Pennsylvania, supported by Loyalist and Regular troops. Among these were two infamous actions, referred to as "massacres" by American historians--attacks on the Wyoming and Cherry Valleys. This destructive campaign prompted the Continental Congress to mount three major retributive expeditions against the territories of the Six Nations and their allies the following year. In Fire and Desolation, Gavin Watt details individual historical conflicts and illustrates the crushing tactical expertise of the Senecas and their American allies and provides a fresh perspective on Canada's involvement in the American Revolution and the unfolding events of 1778."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CaOONL
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Fire & desolation : the Revolutionary War's 1778 campaign as waged from Quebec and Niagara against the American frontiers, Gavin K. Watt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
398 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781459738584
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1826014
  • 857866
Label
Fire & desolation : the Revolutionary War's 1778 campaign as waged from Quebec and Niagara against the American frontiers, Gavin K. Watt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
398 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781459738584
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1826014
  • 857866

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