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Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey with Dr. Maxine Lurie

Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

During the American Revolution, New Jersey experienced eight long years of living in an active war zone. Some residents took sides, varying from “Loyalist” to “Patriot,” while many others were caught in a dangerous middle ground. Richard Stockton and others in Princeton’s community were no exception.

In her book, Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey: Caught in the Crossfire, historian Maxine Lurie explores the stories of New Jersey’s diverse communities struggling to survive and navigate the conflict. Join Dr. Lurie for an evening sharing these stories, expanding our knowledge of Revolutionary Princeton and the Stocktons in the process.

The talk will include a book signing with Dr. Lurie. Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey will be available for purchase on-site.

This event is hybrid – held both live and online. Doors open for the in-person event at 6:00 p.m. in the Stockton Education Center at Morven. The virtual waiting room opens on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. Q&A for both live and virtual attendees will follow the talk.

A Zoom webinar link will be shared with virtual ticket holders upon registration. A recording of the event will be provided following the program.

Speaker Biography: Maxine N. Lurie is a retired professor of history from Seton Hall University, who has concentrated on early American History and the history of New Jersey. She has worked with other scholars on The Encyclopedia of New Jersey, Mapping New Jersey, Envisioning New Jersey, has edited an Anthology, plus worked with Richard Veit on a History of the Garden State. Rutgers University Press recently published her book Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey: Caught in the Crossfire (2022).


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