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