Military History of New Jersey

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War came to Garden State soil early. The Dutch fought the Indians in Kieft's War, while the English fought the Spanish in the War of Jenkins' Ear and the French, Swedes and native nations in dozens of other conflicts. New Jersey played an integral role as the "Crossroads of the American Revolution." The Battle of Trenton, the crossing of the Delaware and battles at Monmouth and Springfield helped the colonies break free from Britain. During both world wars, German submarines lurked along the coastline. Historian David Petriello presents a comprehensive military history of New Jersey, highlighting the state's major and lesser-known engagements and contributions to the defense of the nation.
ISBN: 9781626196278
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Military
Images: 47
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David R. Petriello is a college professor and lifelong resident of New Jersey. He holds a doctorate in modern history. Having taught the history of New Jersey for many years, Dr. Petriello has always been fascinated by the role that the state has played in the larger history of the nation. Other works by the author include "American Prometheus: The Impact of Ronald Reagan upon the Modernization of China" and "From Sea to Syphilitic Sea: The Impact of Disease upon American History."
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