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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

Label
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
Creator
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." -- Publisher website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nagy, John A
Dewey number
973.3/86
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E280.C48
LC item number
N34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church, Benjamin
  • United States
  • Espionage
  • Espionage
Label
Dr. Benjamin Church, spy : a case of espionage on the eve of the American Revolution, John A. Nagy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-201) 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
Contents
Introduction -- Ancestry and early years -- Boston massacre -- A good drunk for only the cost of a copper -- The spy game -- The ciphered letter -- Black treachery -- Transformed vice into virtue -- Paying the piper -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- A. Doctor Benjamin Church Jr.'s autopsy of Crispus Attucks -- B. Letter from John Fleeming to Dr. Benjamin Church -- C. Doctor Benjamin Church's intercepted letter -- D. The mysterious woman with the ciphered letter -- E. Council of war -- F. Account of the examination of Dr. Benjamin Church written while he was in prison at Cambridge -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn847837394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781594161841
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dr. Benjamin Church, spy : a case of espionage on the eve of the American Revolution, John A. Nagy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-201) 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
Contents
Introduction -- Ancestry and early years -- Boston massacre -- A good drunk for only the cost of a copper -- The spy game -- The ciphered letter -- Black treachery -- Transformed vice into virtue -- Paying the piper -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- A. Doctor Benjamin Church Jr.'s autopsy of Crispus Attucks -- B. Letter from John Fleeming to Dr. Benjamin Church -- C. Doctor Benjamin Church's intercepted letter -- D. The mysterious woman with the ciphered letter -- E. Council of war -- F. Account of the examination of Dr. Benjamin Church written while he was in prison at Cambridge -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn847837394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781594161841
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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