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The King's Ranger: Thomas Brown and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier


The King's Ranger explores not only military history but also such aspects of the American past as colonial migration, upheaval in the backcountry... and the formation of new settlements in the Caribbean.
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The King's Ranger explores not only military history but also such aspects of the American past as colonial migration, upheaval in the backcountry... and the formation of new settlements in the Caribbean.
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When remembered at all, Brown (1750-1825) is known as a vicious loyalist hanging patriots and thwarting the glorious revolution in the southern colonies. Cashin (Augusta College, Georgia) pulls him out of obscurity and uses his career as a thread to weave together accounts of colonial migration, upheaval in the backcountry, Indian diplomacy, the British evacuation of the southernmost colonies, and the formation of new settlements in the Caribbean. A new preface has been added to the 1989 edition which was published by the University of Georgia Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823219087
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward J. Cashin is the author of numerous books, including Augusta and the American Revolution. He is currently a professor at Augusta College in Augusta, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface to the 1999 Edition
1 From Yorkshire to Georgia 1
2 Shaping a Southern Strategy, 1775 17
3 Testing the Plan, 1776 40
4 Frontier War, 1777-1778 58
5 The Plan Unfolds, 1779 83
6 The Plan as the Southern Strategy, 1780 102
7 The Plan Fails, 1781 124
8 The Last Campaign, 1782 147
9 Florida Interlude, 1783-1785 159
10 A Gentleman Planter 174
11 Whitby and St. Vincent 193
12 The Legend and the Man 219
Epilogue 229
Biographical Sketches of Some Leading Figures 233
App Muster Rolls, King's Rangers 249
Notes 295
Bibliography 333
Index 349
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