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Our Common Country: John Sevier and the American Revolution

Michael Toomey

in North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651200
eISBN:
9781469651224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651200.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

John Sevier settled in the Watauga region on the North Carolina frontier shortly before the American Revolution. A veteran Indian fighter, Sevier soon entered politics and received a commission as a ... More


Vassals del Rey de España: The Franklin-Spanish Conspiracy, 1786–1789

Kevin T. Barksdale

in The Lost State of Franklin: America's First Secession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125213
eISBN:
9780813135199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125213.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reveals the Franklin–Spanish conspiracy that threatened to fracture the southwestern frontier in order to reconstruct the shattered remains of Franklin and advance the political and ... More


The Struggle for Peace

Rod Andrew Jr.

in Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens: Revolutionary War Hero, American Founder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631530
eISBN:
9781469631554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631530.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter continues to cover Pickens’s efforts in Indian diplomacy, seeking treaties and in several instances acting to prevent war. In May 1788, Pickens is outraged at the treacherous slaughter ... More


“I intended well, and I hope all will end well”: Franklin’s Last Years

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter discusses the last period of Franklin’s life, from his triumphant return to Philadelphia after securing the Treaty of Paris to his last days. The chapter discusses Franklin’s propaganda ... More


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