Book Discussion on Partisans and Redcoats

Professor Edgar discussed his book, Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Conflict that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution,… read more

Professor Edgar discussed his book, Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Conflict that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution, published by William Morrow. He described many of the little-known events that took place in South Carolina between the years of 1775 and 1782. For instance, upon capturing Charleston in 1780, Lord Cornwallis, the British commander, tried to intimidate the population with extreme measures including the massacring of civilians in the Carolina backcountry. Professor Edgar believes that the Revolutionary War was a Civil War as well. Many South Carolinians remained loyal to the king and joined the Tory militia. It was not uncommon for family members to fight against each other in battle. In addition to recounting famous battles and key historical figures, Professor Edgar related the efforts of women, children, disabled and minority patriots during the British occupation. After his introductory speech, Ms. Swager and Ms. Ruff joined him in answering questions from members of the audience.

Mr. Edgar is the George Washington Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. Ms. Swager is the author of books for young adults including Black Crows and White Cockades, published by Southern Heritage Press; If Ever Your Country Needs You, published by Southern Heritage Press; and the forthcoming Come to the Cow Pens: The Story of the Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, published by Hub City Writers Project. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Partisans and Redcoats

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Chesnee, South Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Feb 9, 2002
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Dec 21, 2009

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