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Papas, Phillip

Works: 3 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,574 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Pictorial works  Sources 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Phillip Papas
That ever loyal island : Staten Island and the American Revolution by Phillip Papas( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the American Revolution began in April of 1775, the majority of the residents of Staten Island, New York were staunchly Loyalist. Papas traces Staten Island's loyalist sympathies not to strong ties with Britain, but instead to local conditions that favored the status quo instead of revolutionary change. With a thriving agricultural economy, stable political structure, and strong allegiance to the Anglican Church, on the eve of war it was in Staten Island's self-interest to throw its support behind the British, in order to maintain its favorable economic, social, and political climate. Using an assortment of primary and secondary sources, including personal letters, contemporary newspapers, Loyalist claims, church records, diaries, and local histories, Papas paints a picture of life and war in eighteenth-century Staten Island."--Jacket
Renegade revolutionary : the life of General Charles Lee by Phillip Papas( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Lee, a former British army officer turned revolutionary, was one of the earliest advocates for American independence. Papas shows that few American revolutionaries shared Lee's radical political outlook, and his confidence that the American Revolution could be won primarily by the militia (or irregulars) rather than a centralized regular army
Port Richmond by Phillip Papas( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Vanderbilt, Aaron Burr, Faber Pencils, the atomic bomb, Paul Zindel, and David Johansen all have one thing in common: Port Richmond. Many Staten Islanders flocked to Richmond Avenue, known as the Fifth Avenue of Staten Island, to shop at Garber Brothers or at Tirone's Shoes or enjoy an ice-cream soda at Stechman's. The Ritz, Palace, and Empire Theaters hosted vaudeville shows, films, rock concerts, and roller-skating. More than a dozen places of worship have been founded in Port Richmond since the late 1600s, mirroring the community's ethnic diversity. Port Richmond traces the unique contributions of each new wave of immigrants to the neighborhood
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That ever loyal island : Staten Island and the American Revolution
Port Richmond
English (22)