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Author Massey, Gregory D.

Title John Laurens and the American Revolution : With a New Preface by the Author
Published Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents Cover; John Laurens and the American Revolution; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations ; Family Line of John Laurens ; Preface ; Acknowledgments ; Abbreviations ; Note on the Text ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 "An ornament to his country": Early Life in Charleston
Chapter 2 The Voltaire of Carolina: Sojourn in Geneva, October 1771-November 1774 Chapter 3 "I hate the Name of the King": Biding Time in England, November 1774-December 1776 ; Chapter 4 "Standing on the verge of Eternity": The War in America, January-December 1777
Summary A historical figure's attempts to secure freedom for America and her slaves
Notes Chapter 11 "The Campaign is become perfectly insipid": The South Carolina Low Country, February-August 1782
Chapter 5 "Those dear ragged Continentals": Winter at Valley Forge, December 1776-June 1778 Chapter 6 "That bravery which becomes freemen": The 1778 Campaign, June-December 1778
Chapter 7 "White Pride & Avarice": The Limits of Independence in the South Carolina Low Country, January-December 1779 Chapter 8 "The greatest and most humiliating misfortune of my life": The Fall of Charleston, January-December 1780
Chapter 9 "His inexperience in public affairs": Special Minister to France, December 1780-September 1781 Chapter 10 "The single voice of reason": Military Triumph and Political Defeat, September 1781-February 1782
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Subject Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
United States. Continental Army -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611176131