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The Resource Dr. Benjamin Church, spy : a case of espionage on the eve of the American Revolution, John A. Nagy

Dr. Benjamin Church, spy : a case of espionage on the eve of the American Revolution, John A. Nagy

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Dr. Benjamin Church, spy : a case of espionage on the eve of the American Revolution
Title
Dr. Benjamin Church, spy
Title remainder
a case of espionage on the eve of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
John A. Nagy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dr. Benjamin Church, Jr. (1734-1778) was a respected medical man and civic leader in colonial Boston who was accused of being an agent for the British in the 1770s, providing compromising intelligence about the plans of the provincial leadership in Massachusetts as well as important information from the meetings of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. ... In Dr. Benjamin Church, Spy: A Case of Espionage on the Eve of the American Revolution, noted authority John A. Nagy has scoured original documents to establish the best case against Church, identifying previously unacknowledged correspondence and reports as containing references to the doctor and his activities, and noting an incriminating letter in the possession of the Library of Congress that is a coded communication composed by Church to his British contact. Nagy shows that at the cusp of the revolution, when the possibility--let alone the outcome--of an American colonial rebellion was far from assured, Church sought to align himself with the side he thought would emerge victorious--the British crown--and thus line his pockets with money that he desperately needed. A fascinating investigation into a centuries-old intrigue, this well-researched volume is an important contribution to American Revolution scholarship
Dewey number
973.385
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dr. Benjamin Church, spy : a case of espionage on the eve of the American Revolution, John A. Nagy
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781594161841
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)DS161841
  • (FlPpSEB)DS161841
Label
Dr. Benjamin Church, spy : a case of espionage on the eve of the American Revolution, John A. Nagy
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781594161841
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)DS161841
  • (FlPpSEB)DS161841

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