John Laurens and the American Revolution

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 2000 - 327 страници
This comprehensive biography explores the life of one of America's true revolutionaries. It explores the background to his reputation for reckless bravery, which he acquired during major battles and sieges in the revolutionary war, and his controversial plans to free black slaves.
 

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Introduction l
1
The Voltaire of Carolina
25
I hate the Name of King
46
Standing on the verge of Eternity
70
Those dear ragged Continentals
86
That bravery which becomes freemen
107
White Pride Avarice
128
The greatest and most humiliating misfortune of my life
154
His inexperience in public affairs
173
The single voice of reason
195
The Campaign is become perfectly insipid
212
The loss is remediless
228
Notes
241
Bibliography
295
Index
313
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