Mon, Aug 15

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CLE Lecture Hall

The American Revolutionary War: Strategies and Surprises

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

Drawing  from his new book "Liberty is Sweet", Holton reinterprets the military  history of the American Revolutionary War, contending, for example, that  George Washington was a terrible general before he became a great one.   He also offers unique takes on several crucial battles, for instance  pointing out that for two centuries, mapmakers have moved northwestern  South Carolina's Broad River to conform to Gen. Daniel Morgan's  inaccurate explanation of one of his greatest strategic failures.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:   Woody Holton is the Peter and bonnie McCausland Professor of History at  the University of South Carolina, where he teaches and researches Early  American history, especially the American Revolution, with a focus on  economic history and on African Americans, Native Americans, and women.   he is the author of several previous books, including Abigail Adams,  which was awarded the Bancroft Prize; his second book, Unruly Americans  and the Origins of the Constitution, was a finalist for the National  Book Award.

The American Revolutionary War:  Strategies and Surprises

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