Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties

How the American Revolution Came to New York

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the civil conflict that tore New York City apart when the American Revolution spread to the thriving colonial metropolis.

McMillan Palgrave
Before the Civil War splintered the young country, there was another conflict that divided friends and family-the Revolutionary War

Prior to the French and Indian War, the British government had taken little interest in their expanding American empire. Years of neglect had allowed America's fledgling democracy to gain power, but by 1760 America had become the biggest and fastest-growing part of the British economy, and the mother country required tribute.

When the Revolution came to New York City, it tore apart a community that was already riven by deep-seated family, political, religious, and economic antagonisms. Focusing on a number of individuals, Divided Loyalties describes their response to increasingly drastic actions taken in London by a succession of the king's ministers, which finally forced people to take sides and decide whether they would continue their loyalty to Great Britain and the king, or cast their lot with the American insurgents.

Using fascinating detail to draw us into history's narrative, Richard M. Ketchum explains why New Yorkers with similar life experiences-even members of the same family-chose different sides when the war erupted.


Holtzbrinck
Before the Civil War splintered the young country, there was another conflict that divided friends and family-the Revolutionary War Prior to the French and Indian War, the British government had taken little interest in their expanding American empire. Years of neglect had allowed America's fledgling democracy to gain power, but by 1760 America had become the biggest and fastest-growing part of the British economy, and the mother country required tribute. When the Revolution came to New York City, it tore apart a community that was already riven by deep-seated family, political, religious, and economic antagonisms. Focusing on a number of individuals, Divided Loyalties describes their response to increasingly drastic actions taken in London by a succession of the king's ministers, which finally forced people to take sides and decide whether they would continue their loyalty to Great Britain and the king, or cast their lot with the American insurgents. Using fascinating detail to draw us into history's narrative, Richard M. Ketchum explains why New Yorkers with similar life experiences-even members of the same family-chose different sides when the war erupted.

Blackwell North Amer
Between 1760 and 1775, the inexperienced, stubborn King George III and a succession of second-rate cabinet ministers concocted a series of increasingly harsh measures to keep American colonists more firmly under British control. Instead, these actions set in motion a chain of events that forced Americans to take sides, climaxing in the war of the Revolution.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Decisive Day and other histories of the Revolutionary War explores the civil conflict that tore New York City apart when the war spread to the thriving colonial metropolis.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805061192
0805061193
Branch Call Number: 974.703 KETCH
Characteristics: xiv, 447 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Notes: "A John Macrae book."

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