Three Peoples, One King
Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the Revolutionary South, 1775-1782
Other studies have assessed the stance of white Loyalist militias and the efforts of revolutionaries to woo them or defeat them, but Piecuch's is the first to offer a synthetic approach to all three Loyalist populations—white, black, and Native American—in the South during this era. He subjects each of the groups to intensive investigation, making new discoveries in the histories of escaped or liberated slaves and of still-powerful Indian tribes, and in the bitter legacies of white loyalism. Aided by thirty-four illustrations and maps, Piecuch's pathbreaking study will appeal to scholars and students of American history as well as Revolutionary War enthusiasts.
"The research undergirding this effort is tremendous. Piecuch has been unstinting in his pursuit of manuscript sources, and his study is adequately informed by the latest secondary research. More importantly, Piecuch is among the first to structure a study of loyalism in the revolutionary South that incorporates Indians and African Americans."—William and Mary Quarterly
"Piecuch's book is a much needed and welcomed addition to the history of the American Revolution in the South and of its Loyalist, Indian, and slave participants."—Georgia Historical Quarterly
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