Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia

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Pages: 234

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in

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Paperback

Pub Date: 11/03/2003

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2542-2

List Price: $26.95

Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia

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Lachlan McIntosh (1728-1806) was a prominent Georgia planter, patriarch of his Highland Scots clan in America, and the ranking general from Georgia in the Continental army. Often, however, he is known simply as the man who, in a duel, mortally wounded Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence. This biography fleshes out McIntosh considerably and, just as important, uses his life as a springboard for discussing the rapidly shifting political, social, and economic forces at work during a crucial period of Georgia's history.

An excellent and highly readable overview of the life of McIntosh and the political turmoil in which he was involved.

American Historical Review

An important contribution to our understanding of Georgia politics in the era of the American Revolution.

Georgia Historical Quarterly

About the Author/Editor

HARVEY H. JACKSON III is Eminent Scholar in History at Jacksonville State University. His many books include Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia (Georgia), Rivers of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama, and Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State.