The Revolutionary War in Bergen County: The Times that Tried Men’s Souls
Carol Karels, ed. (The History Press, 2007, paper, 191 pp.)
Carol Karels and her team of historians weave a masterful account of the struggle in northeastern New Jersey, from the perspectives of all involved. Here in Bergen County, Thomas Paine concieved the first words of his Crisis Papers, beginning with the words “These are the times that try men’s souls.”
Here also, future antagonists Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilyon were baptized by fire, and families – in a foreshadowing of the Civil War -split bitterly along Loyalist and Patriot lines. From Washington’s desperate November 1776 retreat to the Delaware to the Contiental army’s epic August 1781 march to destiny at Yorktown, The Revolutionary War in Bergen County examines one of the Revolutionary War’s most dramatic and pivotal fronts.
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