The Siege of Fort Cumberland, 1776
An Episode in the American RevolutionBook - 1995
Clarke describes events in Nova Scotia leading up to the siege of Fort Cumberland by the Continental army in 1776 and argues that from the beginning of hostilities Nova Scotians' primary loyalty was to Britain. He examines the attitudes of the various players in the region - New England planters, Acadians, Native peoples, Yorkshiremen, and Scots-Irish - and their responses to the call to arms issued by the revolutionary forces in the thirteen colonies. Clarke is the first to take the Nova Scotia patriots seriously and explain their motives instead of damning them as rebels. An in-depth study of a British colony's reaction to and ultimate rejection of independence, The Siege of Fort Cumberland will be of great interest to colonial historians in Canada and the United States.
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1995.
Branch Call Number: 971.024 CLA
Characteristics: xv, 302 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.