South Carolina Loyalists in the American Revolution

by Robert Stansbury Lambert

Cover image of South Carolina Loyalists in the American Revolution

South Carolina Loyalists in the American Revolution, by Robert Stansbury Lambert (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2011), xviii+254 pp. ISBN 978-0-9842598-8-5

Read the Book

View full publication (PDF, c. 1.2 MB)

Order a copy

About the Book

"An interest in the Georgia loyalists, which I developed during a brief residence in that state, exposed me to the fact that, except for Robert W. Barnwell, 'Loyalism in South Carolina, 1765–1785' (Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 1941), South Carolina's loyalists in the Revolution had not been studied in any comprehensive way. Although Barnwell's study showed a firm grasp of the principal groups and individuals in the province and state who dissented from the decision to seek independence, it had not been expanded to a monograph; meanwhile, much material, particularly from British sources, had become more readily accessible, and it seemed worthwhile to undertake such a study." —Robert Stansbury Lambert



Abbreviations and Acronyms

Introduction: Provincial South Carolina

Part I: Revolution: The Isolation of the Loyalists, 1760-1780

Part II: Restoring British Authority: The Loyalist Response, 1780–1781

Part III: A War of All the People, 1780–1782

Part IV: The Loyalist Experience after the War