The American Revolution in Monmouth County: The Theatre of Spoil and Destruction

The American Revolution in Monmouth County: The Theatre of Spoil and Destruction

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by Michael S. Adelberg
     
 

In this book, Michael Adelberg relates the history of the Revolutionary War in Monmouth County. Monmouth County was the site of the Battle of Monmouth, but also fought an internal civil war with its citizens, many of whom wished to remain loyal to Britain. The book is organized thematically (African Americans during the war and in the war, civil warfare, activities of… See more details below

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In this book, Michael Adelberg relates the history of the Revolutionary War in Monmouth County. Monmouth County was the site of the Battle of Monmouth, but also fought an internal civil war with its citizens, many of whom wished to remain loyal to Britain. The book is organized thematically (African Americans during the war and in the war, civil warfare, activities of the Continental Army in the county, etc.).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609490010
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/22/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
892,413
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword David J. Fowler 7

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

1 An Overview of the American Revolution in Monmouth County 15

2 "Conceiving Ourselves in a Precarious Situation": The Extent of Civil Warfare in Monmouth County 27

3 "I Am as Innocent as an Unborn Child": The Loyalism of Edward and George Taylor 43

4 "A Motley Crew at Sandy Hook": Monmouth's African American Loyalists 75

5 "They Do Rather More Harm than Good": The Continental Army in Monmouth County 97

6 "A Combination to Trample All Law Underfoot": Monmouth County's Retaliators 121

Concluding Thoughts and Further Reading 145

Index 151

About the Author 159

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