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The Last Invasion of Canada : The Fenian Raids, 1866-1870 - Hereward Senior

The Last Invasion of Canada

The Fenian Raids, 1866-1870

Hardcover

Published: 25th July 1991
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In the turbulent decade which produced the Canadian Confederation of 1867, a group of seasoned veterans of the American Civil War turned their attention to the conquest of Canada. They were Irish-American revolutionaries -- unique because they fought under their own flag. They were know as the Fenians and they believed that the first step on the road to the liberation of Ireland was to invade Canada. The Last Invasion of Canada vividly recaptures the drama of the decade. It recounts the fledgling nation's rag-tag, but patiotic, defence against an ememy committed to a glorious cause, but with only scatterered resources. It is a story of courage, espionage and petty crime, and of mismatched motivations and goals.

"A most welcome addition to the existing books in the Canadian War Museum Historical Publication Series". -- W.S. Neidhardt -- The Canadian Historical Review

ISBN: 9781550020854
ISBN-10: 1550020854
Series: Canadian War Museum Historical Publications
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 25th July 1991
Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48