The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies

The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies

by David Lee Russell


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The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies by David Lee Russell

While the American Revolution is often associated with New England and names like Boston, Concord, and Lexington, the Southern Colonies and names like Kings Mountain, Cowpens, and Charleston were also crucial to the war that established the United States of America. This analysis covers these five colonies—Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia—and their participation in the war. Crucial Southern battles, from the coast to the mountains, are examined in detail, with attention to the larger context of the war and its significance, as well as to the role of the ordinary Southerner, both patriot and Tory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786443390
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Pages: 375
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Lee Russell works as an information systems director and continues his writing projects in Canton, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

1. Origins of the Southern Colonies 3

2. Revolutionary Spirit and the First Crisis 24

3. On to Revolution 39

4. The Revolution Begins 52

5. Norfolk 62

6. Moore's Creek Bridge 78

7. Sullivan's Island 87

8. Savannah 96

9. D'Estaing and Savannah 110

10. Portsmouth and Charles Town 126

11. Waxhaw's Creek and Carolina Partisan Conflict 148

12. Camden 162

13. King's Mountain 176

14. Cowpens 197

15. The North Carolina Campaign and Guilford Court House 214

16. Back to South Carolina 233

17. The Virginia Campaign 251

18. Virginia Gatherings and the Chesapeake Capes 265

19. Yorktown 280

20. After Surrender 300

Notes 323

Bibliography 351

Index 353

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