Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-1776
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Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775–1776 draws students into the chaos of a revolutionary New York City, where patriot and loyalist forces argued and fought for advantage among a divided populace. Can students realize the liminal world of chaos, disruption, loss of privacy, and fear of victimization that accompanies any violent revolution? How do both the overall outcome and the intermediate “surprises” that reflect the shift of events in 1775–76 demonstrate the role of contingency in history? Could the Brits still win? What were the complexities, strengths, and weaknesses of the arguments on both sides? How were these affected by the social circumstances in which the…
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/11/2013
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall