That Ever Loyal Island: Staten Island and the American Revolution

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Overview

When the American Revolution began in April of 1775, the majority of the residents of Staten Island, New York, were staunchly Loyalist. Because of its location at the entrance to New York Harbor, Staten Island became of crucial strategic importance to both the British and Continental Army, and in the summer of 1776, the island was occupied by British military forces as a preliminary step in the invasion of New York City. With its military and political significance, Staten Island provides rich terrain for Papas's illuminating case study of the local dimensions of the Revolutionary War. Using a rich assortment of sources, including personal letters, contemporary newspapers, Loyalist claims, church records, diaries, and local histories, Papas reminds us that the Revolution was both a civil war and a war for independence-a duality that is best viewed from a local perspective.
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Editorial Reviews

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“This is an admirable history—thoroughly researched, clearly written, and persuasively argued. It adds significantly to what we have known about the identity of Loyalists and the intensity of the hostility that they faced during the Revolutionary War in the middle colonies.”

-The Journal of Military History

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”In his crisp That Ever Loyal Island, Papas explores the experiences of the inhabitants of Staten Island during the Revolutionary War to explain why many of them sided with the British instead of joining the American revolutionaries or remaining neutral.”
-Journal of American History

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“A beautifully written, richly descriptive, and thoroughly-researched account of the importance of Staten Island in the American Revolution. This is an important book, demonstrating that a close examination and analysis of local politics, economics, and social structure can hold the key to understanding national history.”

-Carol Berkin,author of Revolutionary Mothers

“Is not only a micro-history, it provides lessons in the winning—and keeping—the ‘hearts and minds’ of a local civilian population.”

-On Point

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814767665
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 1,450,264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Phillip Papas is Associate Professor of History and Chairperson of the Economics, Government, and History Department at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 The Crossroads of the Middle Colonies: The People, Society, and Environment of Staten Island 9

2 "An Unfriendly Disposition Towards the Liberties of America": Staten Islanders and the Colonial Resistance Movement 27

3 "As the Tempest Approaches": Staten Island and the Whig Defense of New York City 43

4 "Our Inveterate Enemies": Staten Islanders and the Arrival of the British Fleet at New York 63

5 The Price of Loyalty 81

Appendix 1 111

Appendix 2 111

Appendix 3 112

Notes 113

Bibliography 151

Index 173

About the Author 185

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