Author: Sebastian van Bastelaer

Sebastian van Bastelaer is the program manger at the Constitutional Sources Project in Washington, DC. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in History and Political Science. An avid scholar of the Founding era, he has written pieces featured in the ARCHIVE journal at the UW-Madison and in the Wisconsin Magazine of History.

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“That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American Revolutionary Ideology, 1774–1776

The American invasion of Quebec of 1775-1776 failed to achieve its primary objective: to bring into the fold what the Continental Congress referred to as “the only link wanting, to compleat the bright and strong chains of union.”[1] While Canada would not join its southern brethren in outright rebellion, the Americans’ campaign furnishes important insight into […]

by Sebastian van Bastelaer