That Ever Loyal Island : Staten Island and the American Revolution.

Of crucial strategic importance to both the British and the Continental Army, Staten Island was, for a good part of the American Revolution, a bastion of Loyalist support. With its military and political significance, Staten Island provides rich terrain for Phillip Papas's illuminating case stu...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Papas, Phillip
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : NYU Press, 2009.
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Summary:Of crucial strategic importance to both the British and the Continental Army, Staten Island was, for a good part of the American Revolution, a bastion of Loyalist support. With its military and political significance, Staten Island provides rich terrain for Phillip Papas's illuminating case study of the local dimensions of the Revolutionary War. Papas traces Staten Island's political sympathies not to strong ties with Britain, but instead to local conditions that favored the status quo instead of revolutionary change. With a thriving agricultural economy, stable political structure, and strong.
Physical Description:1 online resource (197 pages)
ISBN:9780814768686
0814768687