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The People and Motivation Behind the Traitor Benedict Arnold, 1741–1801

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Rebecca Andrews

East Carolina University, US
About Rebecca

Rebecca Andrews is a junior at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She is a double major in political science and history. In the spring of 2018, she studied abroad in Certaldo, Italy. She is a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society. Rebecca hopes to pursue a graduate degree in international relations. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Abstract

Andrews uses correspondence between colonial military and civic leaders to weave a narrative about Arnold’s wounded pride and his journey from revolutionary hero to infamous traitor. 

How to Cite: Andrews, R., 2019. The People and Motivation Behind the Traitor Benedict Arnold, 1741–1801. The Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review, 8(1), pp.5–18.
Published on 30 Sep 2019.
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