Abstract

The American Revolution was as much a civil war between Americans as a war between the Continental and British armies, yet our understanding of the civil warfare's extent is limited. This article compiles comprehensive information on the Revolution in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and measures the scope (how many participated on each side) and severity (how many lives were adversely affected) of civil warfare in this county. It demonstrates that those opposing the Revolution were nearly as numerous as its supporters (approximately 1,600 versus 1,900) and that over 20 percent of the adult males in the county suffered tangibly during the war.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-7795
Print ISSN
0899-3718
Pages
pp. 9-47
Launched on MUSE
2009-01-15
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2010
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