John Laurens and the American Revolution

John Laurens and the American Revolution

by Gregory D. Massey

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ISBN-13: 9781611176124
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 237,323
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Gregory D. Massey is an associate professor of history at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, he holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsix
Family Line of John Laurensxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Abbreviationsxvii
Note on the Textxix
Introduction1
Chapter 1"An ornament to his country" Early Life in Charleston6
Chapter 2The Voltaire of Carolina Sojourn in Geneva October 1771-November 177425
Chapter 3"I hate the Name of King" Biding Time in England November 1774-December 177646
Chapter 4"Standing on the verge of Eternity" The War in America January-December 177770
Chapter 5"Those dear ragged Continentals" Winter at Valley Forge December 1777-June 177886
Chapter 6"That bravery which becomes freemen" The 1778 Campaign June-December 1778107
Chapter 7"White Pride & Avarice" The Limits of Independence in the South Carolina Low Country January-December 1779128
Chapter 8"The greatest and most humiliating misfortune of my life" The Fall of Charleston January-December 1780154
Chapter 9"His inexperience in public affairs" Special Minister to France December 1780-September 1781173
Chapter 10"The single voice of reason" Military Triumph and Political Defeat September 1781-February 1782195
Chapter 11"The Campaign is become perfectly insipid" The South Carolina Low Country February-August 1782212
Chapter 12"The loss is remediless" The Family of John Laurens, 1782-1860228
Epilogue238
Notes241
Bibliography295
Index313

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