Christopher Gadsden And Henry Laur: The Parallel Lives of Two American Patriots

Overview

A study of the lives of Christopher Gadsden (1724-1805) and Henry Laurens (1724-1792) is much more than a look at the contributions of two important, though largely neglected, heroes of the Revolution. Indeed, in these two lives, one can trace the development of the Revolution in South Carolina. Either Gadsden or Laurens, sometimes both, figured prominently in every major development in South Carolina between 1760 and 1783.
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Overview

A study of the lives of Christopher Gadsden (1724-1805) and Henry Laurens (1724-1792) is much more than a look at the contributions of two important, though largely neglected, heroes of the Revolution. Indeed, in these two lives, one can trace the development of the Revolution in South Carolina. Either Gadsden or Laurens, sometimes both, figured prominently in every major development in South Carolina between 1760 and 1783.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575910390
  • Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction 11
1 Early Lives and Business Interests, 1724-1758 14
2 The End of a Friendship: The Cherokee Conflict, 1759-1762 33
3 Christopher Gadsden and the Birth of the Protest Movement, 1762-1764 47
4 The Stamp Act Crisis, 1764-1766 62
5 The Making of a Rebel: Henry Laurens and the Vice-Admiralty Court, 1767-1770 80
6 The Nonimportation Movement, 1769-1770 99
7 The Wilkes Fund Crisis, 1770-1774 117
8 The Breakdown of British Authority, 1774-1775 132
9 The Collapse of British Rule, 1775 147
10 Independence Proclaimed, 1776 171
11 The Eclipse of Christopher Gadsden, 1776-1778 183
12 A Nationalist at Philadelphia: Henry Laurens in the Continental Congress, 1777-1778 202
13 Contention in Congress: Henry Laurens and the Continental Congress, 1778-1779 220
14 Tribulation and Triumph, 1780-1785 237
15 Patriots in Retirement, 1785-1805 267
Notes 284
Bibliography 329
Index 341
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