Acknowledgments Introduction1 The Crossroads of the Middle Colonies: The People, Society, and Environment of Staten Island 2 "An Unfriendly Disposition Towards the Liberties of America": Staten Islanders and the Colonial Resistance Movement 3 "As the Tempest Approaches": Staten Island and the Whig Defense of New York City 4 "Our Inveterate Enemies": Staten Islanders and the Arrival of the British Fleet at New York 5 The Price of Loyalty Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3Notes Bibliography Index About the Author
Traces Staten Island's political sympathies in the American Revolution to local conditions that favored the status quo instead of revolutionary change
Phillip Papas is Associate Professor of History and Chairperson of the Economics, Government, and History Department at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.
"In his crisp That Ever Loyal Island, Papas explores the experiences of the inhabitants of Staten Island during the Revolutionary War to explain why many of them sided with the British instead of joining the American revolutionaries or remaining neutral. Journal of American History This is an admirable history thoroughly researched, clearly written and persuasively argued. It adds significantly to what we have known about the identity of Loyalists and the intensity of the hostility that they faced during the Revolutionary War in the middle of the colonies Journal of Military History