The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

David Lee Russell is a retired Naval Air Intelligence Officer, and former IT director. He is also the author of three history books on the American Revolution, a book on the history of Eastern Airlines, and two intelligence thriller books. He lives in Canton, Georgia

Bibliographic Details

David Lee Russell
Format: softcover (7 x 9.25)
Pages: 375
Bibliographic Info: 29 maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2000]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4339-0
Imprint: McFarland

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

Book Reviews & Awards

“solid…highly readable…staggering detail…no event is too small for mention…the book is smashing…a gem…invaluable primary materials…buy it”—Against the Grain; “recommended”—ARBA; “southerners saw themselves during this period as a distinctive people…Britain’s ‘souther stratege’ evolved in part from that assumption, and, ultimately, military engagements in the lower states decided the war’s outcome”—The North Carolina Historical Review.