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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2022 8:50 p.m. PST

… Southern Colonies, 17751776

"The American Revolutionary War began when Massachusetts militiamen and British troops clashed at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. Two months later, a much larger engagement occurred at Bunker Hill in Boston. The conflict then expanded into a continent-wide war for independence from Great Britain. Or so we are taught. A closer look at events in the South in the eighteen months following Lexington and Concord tells different story. The practice of teaching the Revolutionary War as one generalized conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain assumes the South's support for the Revolutionary War was a foregone conclusion. However, once shots were fired, it was not certain that the southern colonies would support the independence movement. What is clear is that both the fledgling American republic and the British knew that the southern colonies were critical to any successful prosecution of the war by either side…"

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historygamer12 Jan 2022 8:48 a.m. PST

Mike is a great guy. I have a couple of his books. :-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 3:11 p.m. PST

(smile)


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Bill N12 Jan 2022 3:53 p.m. PST

I have enjoyed his articles in the Journal of the American Revolution page.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2022 3:35 p.m. PST

Thanks


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