Description from State University of New York Press: The Other New York provides the first comprehensive look at New York State's rural areas during the American Revolution. This county-by-county survey of the regions outside of New York City describes the social and cultural conditions on the eve of the Revolution and details the events leading up to the conflict, the battles and campaigns fought within the state, the hardships civilians experienced while creating new local governments and supplying the war effort, and postwar reconstruction efforts. It also chronicles the impact that the war had on the European Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans. These groups endured years of strife yet went on to create New York State.
"This is a wonderful collection on the forgotten theaters of the Revolutionary War. While New York City has been amply covered, there has never been so precise a coverage of the rural areas or of Albany. It will be of great value to scholars and/or teachers of the revolutionary period." - Graham Russell Hodges, author of Root and Branch: African Americans in New York and East Jersey, 1613-1863
"This book addresses an intriguing question-what happened outside of British-occupied New York City during the Revolution? The Other New York finally provides the experiences of the rural counties and shatters any remaining picture of those areas as some drowsy backwater, rather than places experiencing significant displacement and destruction." - Judith L. Van Buskirk, author of Generous Enemies: Patriots and Loyalists in Revolutionary New York
Contributors include Stefan Bielinski, Edwin G. Burrows, Eugene R. Fingerhut, Paul R. Huey, Jacob Judd, Phillip Papas, John G. Staudt, Joseph S. Tiedemann, Robert W. Venables, and Thomas S. Wermuth.
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