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The American Revolution in New Jersey : Where the Battlefront Meets the Home Front / James J. Gigantino.

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Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Series:
Rivergate Regionals Collection
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (222 p.) : 7 tables
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Battles were fought in many colonies during the American Revolution, but New Jersey was home to more sustained and intense fighting over a longer period of time. The nine essays in The American Revolution in New Jersey, depict the many challenges New Jersey residents faced at the intersection of the front lines and the home front. Unlike other colonies, New Jersey had significant economic power in part because of its location between the major ports of New York and Philadelphia. New people and new ideas arriving in the colony fostered tensions between Loyalists and Patriots that were at the core of the Revolution. Enlightenment thinking shaped the minds of New Jersey's settlers as they began to question the meaning of freedom in the colony. Yeoman farmers demanded ownership of the land they worked on and members of the growing Quaker denomination decried the evils of slavery and spearheaded the abolitionist movement in the state. When larger portions of New Jersey were occupied by British forces early in the war, the unity of the state was crippled, pitting neighbor against neighbor for seven years. The essays in this collection identify and explore the interconnections between the events on the battlefield and the daily lives of ordinary colonists during the Revolution. Using a wide historical lens, the contributors to The American Revolution in New Jersey capture the decades before and after the conflict as they interpret the causes of the war and the consequences of New Jersey's reaction to the Revolution.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Introduction / Gigantino, James J.
PART ONE. A Revolutionary Experience
1. A Disproportionate Burden on the Willing / Kidder, William L.
2. "Most Boundless Avarice": Illegal Trade in Revolutionary Essex / Walsh, Gregory F.
3. Blasting, Scraping, and Scavenging: Iron and Salt Production in Revolutionary New Jersey / McConnell, Eleanor H.
4. A Nest of Tories: The American-versus-American Battle of Fort Lee, 1781 / Braisted, Todd W.
5. Rochambeau in New Jersey: The Good French Ally / Selig, Robert A.
PART TWO. The Impact of the Revolutionary Experience
6. Destitute of Almost Everything to Support Life: The Acquisition and Loss of Wealth in Revolutionary Monmouth County, New Jersey / Adelberg, Michael S.
7. Discharging Their Duty: Salem Quakers and Slavery, 1730-1780 / Bendler, Bruce A.
8. Slavery, Abolition, and African Americans in New Jersey's American Revolution / Gigantino, James J.
9. A Loyalist Homestead in a World Turned Upside Down / Sherblom, Donald
Notes on Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
Contributor:
Adelberg, Michael.
Bendler, Bruce.
Braisted, Todd W.
Gigantino, James J., editor., Editor,
Kidder, Larry.
McConnell, Eleanor H.
Selig, Robert A.
Sherblom, Donald E.
Walsh, Gregory F.
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780813571935
OCLC:
908040661
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9780813571935 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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