The American Revolution in Long Island

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Overview
The American Revolution sharply divided families and towns on Long Island. Washington's defeat at the Battle of Long Island in August 1776 started seven years of British occupation. Patriot sympathizers were subject to loyalty oaths, theft of property and the quartering of soldiers in their homes. Those who crossed the British were jailed on prison ships in Wallabout Bay in Brooklyn, where an estimated eleven thousand people died of disease and starvation. Some fought back with acts of sabotage and espionage. Washington's famed Culper spy ring in Oyster Bay, Setauket and other areas successfully tracked British movements. Dr. Joanne S. Grasso explores the story of an island at war.
Details
ISBN: 9781467118286
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: New York
Series: Military
Images: 46
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Dr. Joanne Grasso is an adjunct assistant professor of history and political science, specializing as an Americanist in the American Revolution, among other areas. She teaches at area Long Island colleges and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the American Revolution Round Table in New York City.