I will be separating the Battle of Quebec, fought in 1775, from battles waged during the French and Indian War. It was an early battle in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). At times, the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War overlap.
We will continue to read Aubert de Gaspé’s Anciens Canadiens. The backdrop of Aubert de Gaspé’s novel is the defeat of New France, but it happened in a multifaceted conflict. For instance, what was George Washington doing at the battle of Jumonville Glen, the first battle of the French and Indian War? Moreover, although the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Quebec Act of 1774 miffed future Americans, why would anyone attack Quebec City at the end of December, when it was much too cold. Canadians could protect themselves, but soldiers living in a warmer land were much too vulnerable.
Sources and Resources
Guerre de la Conquête (fr Wikipedia)
Le Siège de Québec, 1759 (fr Wikipedia)
The Conquest of New France (Canadian Encyclopedia)
American Revolution Podcast
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© Micheline Walker
20 July 2021