REVIEWS that all Revolutionary veterans eventually enjoyed the social capital of having helped their nation come of age, but recognition of their individual "consequence," like pensions, might have arrived only when those men were dying off. J. L. Be ll is the proprietor of Boston1775.net, a website devoted to details of the American Revolution in New England. He wrote the chapter on Boston's pre-Revolutionary youth in Children in Colonial America (New York, 2007), and recently published The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War (Yardley, PA, 2016). The American Revolution in New Jersey: Where the Battlefront Meets the Home Front. Edited by James J. Gigantino II. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015. Pp. 209. Paper, $29.95.) Reviewed by Mark Edward Lender The Revolutionary experience of the small state of New Jersey was in many ways a microcosm of the larger struggle for American independence. The colony saw more combat than any other province, its civilians struggled to survive seven years of fiercely contested civil war, and its Revolutionary government labored under enormous difficulties to establish an effective polity. These subjects, as well as the efforts of New Jersey loyalists, women, blacks, and others
Journal of the Early Republic – University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: Dec 21, 2016
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