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Published: Jul 17 2020
Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 20 b&w halftones, 3 tables
James Waring McCrady and C. L. Bragg
James Waring McCrady is a founding member and president of the Sewanee Trust for Historical Preservation in Tennessee, past president of the Franklin County Historical Association, and the editor of the association's journal, Historical Review. McCrady is a retired chair of the French Department at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
C. L. "Chip" Bragg is the author or co-author of Distinction in Every Service: Brigadier General Marcellus A. Stovall, C.S.A.; the critically acclaimed Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia; Crescent Moon over Carolina: William Moultrie and American Liberty; and Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian.
"Bragg and McCrady have highlighted a frequently neglected topic of the Revolutionary War in the South: the travails of men who were torn from families and familiar surroundings, often not knowing what awaited them in this forced removal from South Carolina. Engaging and original."—Carl Borick, Charleston Museum
"A detailed, fascinating account of a neglected facet of the history of the American Revolution in South Carolina."—Walter Edgar, author of South Carolina: A History
"Patriots in Exile fills a significant gap in the history of the American Revolution and broadens the perspective by exploring events that took place outside the limits of the thirteen colonies. This book will appeal to both academic and general readers, particularly those whose interests are focused on the South."—Jim Piecuch, author of Three Peoples, One King
"McCrady and Bragg shed new light on how in 1780 the patriot elite of Charleston, South Carolina, came to be exiled to one of the most isolated corners of the British empire. While not quite a gulag or Guantanamo Bay, St. Augustine served a similar function as a place where the British could make disappear individuals deemed to be dangerous enemies of the state."—David K. Wilson, author of The Southern Strategy: Britain's Conquest of South Carolina and Georgia, 1775–1780
"Patriots in Exile: Charleston Rebels in St. Augustine during the American Revolution provides an interesting narrative describing the exile of sixty-three rebels from Charleston to St. Augustine... a good contribution to the literature on the southern theater of the war that will appeal to a broad variety of readers beyond academia."—Journal of Southern History
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