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The Great New York Fire of 1776

The Great New York Fire of 1776The new e book The Great New York Fire of 1776: A Lost Story of the American Revolution (Yale Univ. Press, 2023) by Benjamin L. Carp takes a have a look at who set the mysterious fireplace that burned down a lot of the metropolis of New York shortly after the British took town in the course of the Revolutionary War.

The metropolis of New York, a strategic middle of the Revolutionary War, was one of an important locations in North America in 1776. That summer time, an unruly insurgent military underneath George Washington repeatedly threatened to burn town fairly than let the British take it. Shortly after the Crown’s forces took New York, a lot of it mysteriously burned to the bottom.

This is the primary e book to completely discover the Great Fire of 1776 and why its origins remained a thriller even after the British investigated it in 1776 and 1783. Uncovering tales of espionage, terror, and radicalism, Benjamin L. Carp paints a vivid image of the chaos, passions, and unresolved tragedies that outline a historic second we normally affiliate with “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Benjamin L. Carp is professor of historical past at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the creator of Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America and Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution. He lives in New York City.

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