American Revolution Podcast

ARP214 A Proposal to Arm Slaves

August 22, 2021

The British army threatens South Carolina in 1779.  The Continental Congress supports a proposal to raise and army of slaves to defend the state.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: John Laurens and the American Revolution,
by Gregory D. Massey 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Massey, Gregory D. “The Limits of Antislavery Thought in the Revolutionary Lower South: John Laurens and Henry Laurens.” The Journal of Southern History, vol. 63, no. 3, 1997, pp. 495–530. JSTOR,

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