Brown Bag "To Spread Liberty to the North": The Invasion of Canada and the Coming of American Independence, 1774-1776 4 December 2013.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Amy Noel, Boston University

This project seeks to explain the enormous changes taking place in American society between 1774 and 1776 by examining the failed invasion of Canada. The campaign played a crucial role in shaping colonial attitudes toward Catholicism and Britishness, the escalation of rebellion into an imperial civil war, and the looming issue of American independence.