American Revolution in the Carolinas

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The Hornet's Nest: American Revolution in the Carolinas 1763-1783

When discussing the History of the American Revolution most institutions focus on the events in the Northern Colonies like the Boston Tea Party, Lexington and Concord, and Saratoga while skipping some of the most important campaigns of the war. The Revolution in the Carolinas changed the face of the American Revolution and deserves a deeper understanding. In this class students will learn about the military, political, and social events that took place in North and South Carolina from roughly 1763 to the war's end in 1783. By the end of the course students will have a better understanding of how the events leading up to and during the American Revolution in the Carolinas shaped the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

Course Details
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142: TR 12:30pm-1:45pm
143: TR 2:00pm-3:15pm
Fall 2024
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Taylor Osborne

Taylor Osborne is a new lecturer in First Year Seminar. He obtained an Associates in Arts degree at Surry Community College before transferring to Appalachian State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 2019 and a Master of Arts in 2021, both degrees had a focus on Applied and Public History. He also has worked at Hickory Ridge History Museum in Boone since 2018 and has served as the Museum’s Senior Historical Interpreter and Event Coordinator since the beginning of 2020. Taylor focused primarily on the American Revolution in the South and has been a Revolutionary War reenactor with the 6 th North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line since 2016 where he serves as the unit’s recruitment officer. He also serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Historical Reenactment Society and the board of directors for the Overmountian Victory Trail Association.