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Newark: Revolutionary War Sites

Newark History: Revolutionary War Period

Six Towns: Continuity and Change in Revolutionary New Jersey, 1770-1792
Dennis Patrick Ryan.   Thesis (Ph.D), New York University, 1974.
Study of six East Jersey towns, Newark, Morristown, Woodbridge, Piscataway, Middletown, and Shrewsbury, during the Revolutionary period. Available?
Jack Cudjo: Newark's Revolutionary Soldier and First Black Businessman.
Kofi Ayim. New Jersey, Reedbuck, Inc., 2011. Available?
Cudjo Banquante: African Enslaved Soldier Business Owner
New Jersey Historical Society. March 21, 2023.
"A 'Diversion' in Newark: A Letter From the New Jersey Continental Line, 1778,"
Robert Fridlington.  New Jersey History 105(1/2), 1987, 75-78.
1778 letter by Lieutenant William Barton describing his encounter with a young women in Newark who had disguised herself as a man in order to enlist in the American army.
Dana Call Number: Periodical, Shelved by Title
Splintered Loyalties: The Revolutionary War in Essex County, New Jersey
Gregory Francis Walsh. Thesis (Ph.D) Boston College, 2011.
"A study of the people of Essex County, New Jersey and their experiences during the American Revolution. It...explores the momentous impact the Continental Congress’s decision to declare independence had on Essex residents and stresses that both the British and American governments continued to fight for the hearts and minds of the people of Essex well after 1776." Rutgers-restricted Access
American Dictators: Committees for Public Safety During the American Revolution, 1775-1784.
Joshua P. Canale. Thesis (Ph.D.), State University of New York at Binghamton, 2014.
"Recognizing that, amidst a civil war, ordinances and laws meant little if unenforced, legislatures empowered committees for public safety to effectively enforce the patriots' wartime agenda from 1775-1782. How did committees for public safety establish legitimacy and order? This study examines committees for public safety in New York, Virginia, and New Jersey [including the Newark Committee] both before and after July 1776." Rutgers-restricted Access

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