Crossroads of the Revolution (Hardcover)

Trenton 1774-1783

By William Kidder

Knox Press, 9780998059310, 440pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

List Price: 34.00*
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Description

A history of Trenton during the American Revolution

Exhaustively researched and beautifully written, this is the story of revolutionary Trenton, NJ, both a critical supply post and a crucial junction halfway between loyalist New York and patriot Philadelphia


About the Author

Larry Kidder was born in California and raised in California, Indiana, New York, and New Jersey. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Larry served four years of active duty in the US Navy, serving first with the US Navy Research and Development Unit, Vietnam and then the destroyer USS Brownson (DD868) home ported in Newport, Rhode Island. In the 1980s he was the lead researcher and writer for the creation of the Admiral Arleigh Burke National Destroyermen’s Museum aboard the destroyer museum ship USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD850) at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Larry is a retired high school history teacher who taught for forty years in both public and private schools. He considers teaching to be both his vocation and avocation. During his 32 years of teaching at The Hun School of Princeton he enjoyed designing courses that gave his students the opportunity to develop the thinking, research, and writing skills that result from “doing history” and not just learning facts for a test.

For more than twenty-five years, Larry has been a volunteer at the Howell Living History Farm, part of the Mercer County (NJ) Park System, in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. For varying lengths of time he has volunteered as an historian, interpreter, webmaster, and draft horse teamster. 

Larry is active in historical societies in New Jersey townships of Ewing, Hopewell, and Lawrence all suburban to Tenton and Princeton. He is an avid member of the Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM), the Washington's Crossing Roundtable of the American Revolution, and the New Jersey Living History Advisory Council. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Crossroads of the American Revolution and is working with Crossroads as volunteer coordinator and editor of its Meet Your Revolutionary Neighbors project.