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General Richard Montgomery and the American Revolution : From Redcoat To Rebel (94 Edition)

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Brave, humane, and generous . . . still he was only a brave, humane, and generous rebel; curse on his virtues, they've undone this country.

--Member of British Parliament Lord North, upon hearing of General Richard Montgomery's death in battle against the British

At 3 a.m. on December 31, 1775, a band of desperate men stumbled through a raging Canadian blizzard toward Quebec. The doggedness of this ragtag militia--consisting largely of men whose short-term enlistments were to expire within the next 24 hours--was due to the exhortations of their leader. Arriving at Quebec before dawn, the troop stormed two unmanned barriers, only to be met by a British ambush at the third. Amid a withering hale of cannon grapeshot, the patriot leader, at the forefront of the assault, crumpled to the ground. General Richard Montgomery was dead at the age of 37.

Montgomery--who captured St. John and Montreal in the same fortnight in 1775; who, upon his death, was eulogized in British Parliament by Burke, Chatham, and Barr; and after whom 16 American counties have been named--has, to date, been a neglected hero. Written in engaging, accessible prose, General Richard Montgomery and the American Revolution chronicles Montgomery's life and military career, definitively correcting this historical oversight once and for all.

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Of the twenty-nine major generals who served in the American Revolution, all but six have been the subjects of full-length biographies. General Richard Montgomery--who captured St. John and Montreal in the same fortnight in 1775; who, upon his death during the storming of Quebec, was eulogized in British Parliament by Burke, Fox, and Barre; and after whom sixteen American counties have been named--has, to date, been one of the neglected half-dozen.

About the Author

Hal T. Shelton, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army, currently teaches history at San Jacinto College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814780398
Author:
Shelton, Hal T.
Publisher:
New York University Press
Author:
Garcia, Ruben
Author:
Shelton, Hal
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Revolution, 1775-1783
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Montgomery, richard, 1738-1775
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
UNITED STATES_HISTORY_REVOLUTION, 1775-1783_BIOGRAPHY
Subject:
UNITED STATES_HISTORY_CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865_BIOGRAPHY
Subject:
AMERICAN HISTORY: c1500 TO c1800_USA_c1700 TO c1800_c1800 TO c1900
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The American Social Experience Ser.
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
9.06x6.06x.65 in. .79 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Undocumented and authorized immigrant laborers, female workers, workers of color, guest workers, and unionized workers together compose an enormous and diverse part of the labor force in America. Labor and employment laws are supposed to protect employees from various workplace threats, such as poor wages, bad working conditions, and unfair dismissal. Yet as members of individual groups with minority status, the rights of many of these individuals are often dictated by other types of law, such as constitutional and immigration laws. Worse still, the groups who fall into these cracks in the legal system often do not have the political power necessary to change the laws for better protection.

In Marginal Workers, Ruben J. Garcia demonstrates that when it comes to these marginal workers, the sum of the law is less than its parts, and, despite what appears to be a plethora of applicable statutes, marginal workers are frequently lacking in protection. To ameliorate the status of marginal workers, he argues for a new paradigm in worker protection, one based on human freedom and rights, and points to a number of examples in which marginal workers have organized for greater justice on the job in spite of the weakness of the law.
"Synopsis" by , Of the twenty-nine major generals who served in the American Revolution, all but six have been the subjects of full-length biographies. General Richard Montgomery--who captured St. John and Montreal in the same fortnight in 1775; who, upon his death during the storming of Quebec, was eulogized in British Parliament by Burke, Fox, and Barre; and after whom sixteen American counties have been named--has, to date, been one of the neglected half-dozen.
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