REVOLUTIONARY NEW CASTLE, THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE. Theodore Corbett.

REVOLUTIONARY NEW CASTLE, THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE.

(New Castle).
  • Charleston, SC: History Press, (2012).
  • 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • 127+(1) pages.

Price: $19.99  other currencies

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First edition. In June 1774, New Castles Green was the site of open rebellion, as citizens gathered to protest the actions of the Crown. From the raising of militia to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, New Castle became Delawares leader in supporting the Revolution. Yet this was truly a civil war that divided families, friends and churches, and when General Howe and his British army invaded in 1777, they found many Loyalists to welcome them. Beginning with the earliest protests through the invasion by the British and the subsequent harassment from Royal Navy and loyalist raiders to the communitys role in the new republic and its support of the French Revolution, historian Theodore Corbett traces the tumultuous course of the Revolutionary era in New Castle.