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Relieve Us of This Burthen: American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South, 1780-1782 Hardcover – January 31, 2012


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (January 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611170397
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611170399
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #927,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A revealing study of the experiences of prisoners of war during the American Revolution

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Carl P. Borick is the assistant director of the Charleston Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the author of A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780, which won the 2003 George C. Rogers Jr. Award of the South Carolina Historical Society for best book in South Carolina history.

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This history of the British prison ships in Charleston provides a much more complicated than expected explanation of how the wider war, politics on both sides, changing strategies and even class status determined the conditions of American prisoners. Highly recommended!
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