The British army threatens South Carolina in 1779. The Continental Congress supports a proposal to raise and army of slaves to defend the state.
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Book Recommendations of the Week: John Laurens and the American Revolution,
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Online Recommendation of the Week: Massey, Gregory D. “The Limits of Antislavery Thought in the Revolutionary Lower South: John Laurens and Henry Laurens.” The Journal of Southern History, vol. 63, no. 3, 1997, pp. 495–530. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2211648
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