The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry

The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry

by Melissa A. Walker

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The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry by Melissa A. Walker

The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the Patriot cause was slow in coming. Decades of animosity between coastal elites and backcountry settlers who did not enjoy accurate representation in the assemblies meant a complex political and social milieu throughout this turbulent time.

The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens brings to light the world of the Southern backcountry that engendered its role in the Revolutionary War. With careful attention to political, social, and military history, Walker concentrates on the communities and events not typically covered in books on the Revolutionary War. Through government documents, autobiographies, correspondence, and diaries, The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens gives students of the Revolution an important new perspective on the role of the South in the resolution of the fighting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136176098
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/11/2013
Series: Critical Moments in American History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 977,218
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Melissa Walker is Professor of History at Converse College.

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