Patriots, Pistols, and Petticoats: Poor Sinful Charles Town During the American Revolution

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Patriots, Pistols, and Petticoats vividly portrays the lively-at times bawdy-atmosphere in Charleston during the Revolutionary War era. This brawling port city-the fourth largest in Britain's North American colonies and the largest in the South at the time of the Revolutionary War-boasted commerce, politics, cultural events, and entertainment as sophisticated as any found in America. From the city's taverns and streets to the drawing rooms of its elite, from its shipping trade to its agriculture to its political ...
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Overview

Patriots, Pistols, and Petticoats vividly portrays the lively-at times bawdy-atmosphere in Charleston during the Revolutionary War era. This brawling port city-the fourth largest in Britain's North American colonies and the largest in the South at the time of the Revolutionary War-boasted commerce, politics, cultural events, and entertainment as sophisticated as any found in America. From the city's taverns and streets to the drawing rooms of its elite, from its shipping trade to its agriculture to its political rivalries, Walter Fraser's thorough research and revealing anecdotes offer an entertaining and informative history of this distinguished city and its role in the colonial fight for independence.
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Editorial Reviews

Charleston's News and Courier
A well-rounded history of a decade of Charleston history that played a major role in the founding of the nation.
—Jack Leland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872498969
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 1,076,122
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter J. Fraser, Jr., is professor of history and chair of the history department at Georgia Southern University. Author of Charleston! Charleston!: A History of a Southern City, Fraser has coedited three books and published articles and reviews in publications such as Journal of American History, Journal of Southern History, South Carolina Historical Magazine, and Georgia Historical Quarterly.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. I "Poor Sinful Charles Town" 1
Ch. II Reluctant Revolutionaries 30
Ch. III Charles Town Besieged 100
Ch. IV The British Occupation 132
Bibliography 155
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