Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-revolutionary North Carolina

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - History - 286 pages
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Ten years before the start of the American Revolution, backcountry settlers in the North Carolina Piedmont launched their own defiant bid for economic independence and political liberty. The Regulator Rebellion of 1766-71 pitted thousands of farmers, many
 

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This examination of class conflict in North Carolina just before the Revolutionary War is heavy on the social history and a little light on the examination of events. This is not to mention that ... Read full review

Contents

Breaking the Way Colonizing the North Carolina Piedmont
9
Robed of It All by a Few Roguish Individuals Land Grievances
27
It Would Be Enough to Make Us Turn Rebels Debt Taxes and the Courts
55
RELIGION
77
The Spirit Within Protestant Radicalism from the Reformation to the Great Awakening in the South
79
Fashioning Christs Coat Beyond Denomination
94
Into a Ranting Spirit Religious Radicalism and Agrarian Activism
111
POLITICS
131
Debarrd of Justice Legal Means Fail November 1768December 1769
161
WAR
177
Coming to See Justice Done Growing Exasperation January 1770 December 1770
179
To Force Us to Submit to Tyranny The Battle of Alamance January 1771 June 1771
192
Whipped Twice Consequences
206
Epilogue
215
Notes
219
Bibliography of Sources Cited
263

Liberty to Make Our Grievances Known Organizing Popular Protest August 1766May 1768
133
But by a Due Course of Law Petitioning the Governor May 1768September 1768
148

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Page 265 - An impartial relation of the first rise and cause of the recent differences in publick affairs, in the province of North Carolina; and of the past tumults and riots that lately happened in that province, containing most of the true and genuine copies of letters, messages, and remonstrances between the parties contending.

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Marjoleine Kars is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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