Connecticut’s War Governor is a biography of Jonathan Trumbull, who was governor from 1769 to 1784. Trumbull is one of the only Americans who served as governor of both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. Because of this he is credited as being one of the truly influential men in the formation of Connecticut.
As one phase of the Bicentennial observation, The American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Connecticut has authorized scholars in a wide range of study to write a series of monographs on the broadly defined Revolutionary Era of 1763 to 1787. These monographs [appeared] yearly beginning in 1973 through 1980. Emphasis is placed upon the birth of the nation, rather than on the winning of independence on the field of battle.
David M. Roth (Ph. D., Clark) is Associate Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut State College. He is President of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History and editor of Connecticut History.