Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia

Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia

by Harvey H. Jackson III

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Overview

Lachlan McIntosh (1728-1806) was a prominent Georgia planter, patriarch of his Highland Scots clan in America, and the ranking general from Georgia in the Continental army. Often, however, he is known simply as the man who, in a duel, mortally wounded Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence. This biography fleshes out McIntosh considerably and, just as important, uses his life as a springboard for discussing the rapidly shifting political, social, and economic forces at work during a crucial period of Georgia's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820325422
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 11/03/2003
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

HARVEY H. JACKSON III is Eminent Scholar in History at Jacksonville State University. His many books include Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia (Georgia), Rivers of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama, and Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State.

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