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The Resource When the Irish invaded Canada : the incredible true story of the civil war veterans who fought for Ireland's freedom, Christopher Klein

When the Irish invaded Canada : the incredible true story of the civil war veterans who fought for Ireland's freedom, Christopher Klein

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When the Irish invaded Canada : the incredible true story of the civil war veterans who fought for Ireland's freedom
Title
When the Irish invaded Canada
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the incredible true story of the civil war veterans who fought for Ireland's freedom
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Klein
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The outlandish, untold story of the Irish-American revolutionaries who tried to free Ireland by invading Canada. Just over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. But these former foes had no intention of reigniting the Civil War. Instead, they were bound by a common goal: to seize the British province of Canada and to hold it hostage until the independence of Ireland was secured. By the time that these invasions--known together as the Fenian Raids--began in 1866, Ireland had been Britain's unwilling colony for seven hundred years. Thousands of Civil War veterans considered themselves Irishmen before they were Americans. They were those who fled rather than perish in the wake of the Great Hunger, and now they took their cue from a previous generation of successful American revolutionaries. With the tacit support of the U.S. government, the Fenian Brotherhood established a state in exile, planned prison breaks, weathered infighting, stockpiled weapons, and assassinated enemies. Defiantly, this motley group, including a one-armed war hero, an English spy infiltrating rebel forces, and a radical who staged his own funeral, managed to seize a piece of Canada--if only for three days. When the Irish Invaded Canada is the untold tale of a band of fiercely patriotic Irish-Americans and their chapter in Ireland's centuries-long fight for independence. Inspiring, lively, and often undeniably comic, this is a story of fighting for what's right in the face of impossible odds"--
  • "The outlandish history of a group of Irish-American revolutionaries who executed a daring set of Civil War-era raids on the British province of Canada to hold the territory hostage in hopes of securing Ireland's independence"--
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Klein, Christopher
Dewey number
971.04/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1032
LC item number
.K54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Fenian Invasions of Canada (1866-1870)
  • Canada
  • Fenians
  • Fenians
  • Canada
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When the Irish invaded Canada : the incredible true story of the civil war veterans who fought for Ireland's freedom, Christopher Klein
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages [323]-342) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041803701
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 365 pages
Isbn
9780385542609
Lccn
2018032572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041803701
Label
When the Irish invaded Canada : the incredible true story of the civil war veterans who fought for Ireland's freedom, Christopher Klein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages [323]-342) 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
Control code
on1041803701
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 365 pages
Isbn
9780385542609
Lccn
2018032572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041803701

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