The Papers of Henry Laurens, Volume 15

The Papers of Henry Laurens, Volume 15

by David C. Chesnutt, C. James Taylor
     
 
Beginning with Henry Laurens's resignation from the presidency of the Continental Congress and concluding only days after his son's death in battle, The Papers of Henry Laurens, Volume XV offers insight into the life of the noted American politician during the pivotal years of the American Revolution.

The most distinguished American prisoner of war during the

Overview

Beginning with Henry Laurens's resignation from the presidency of the Continental Congress and concluding only days after his son's death in battle, The Papers of Henry Laurens, Volume XV offers insight into the life of the noted American politician during the pivotal years of the American Revolution.

The most distinguished American prisoner of war during the Revolution, Laurens's journal and narrative record his imprisonment and his continued loyalty to the Whig cause. Other events documented in the volume include the British invasion of South Carolina and the subsequent fall of Charleston as well as the British occupation of the state and the war in the South. Domestic political themes include factional and jurisdictional disputes in the Continental Congress and discussions in the South Carolina General Assembly over the issue of arming slaves and forming black regiments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570033070
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Papers of Henry Laurens Series
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.75(d)

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