9780807849996

Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina

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    9780807849996

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    0807849995

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-02-01
  • Publisher: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS

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Summary

Ten years before the start of the American Revolution, backcountry settlers in the North Carolina Piedmont launched their own defiant bid for economic independence and political liberty. The Regulator Rebellion of 1766-71 pitted thousands of farmers, many of them religious radicals inspired by the Great Awakening, against political and economic elites who opposed the Regulators' proposed reforms. The conflict culminated on May 16, 1771, when a colonial militia defeated more than 2,000 armed farmers in a pitched battle near Hillsborough. At least 6,000 Regulators and sympathizers were forced to swear their allegiance to the government as the victorious troops undertook a punitive march through Regulator settlements. Seven farmers were hanged. Using sources that include diaries, church minutes, legal papers, and the richly detailed accounts of the Regulators themselves, Marjoleine Kars delves deeply into the world and ideology of free rural colonists. She examines the rebellion's economic, religious, and political roots and explores its legacy in North Carolina and beyond. The compelling story of the Regulator Rebellion reveals just how sharply elite and popular notions of independence differed on the eve of the Revolution.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(6)
PART I. ECONOMICS 7(70)
Breaking the Way: Colonizing the North Carolina Piedmont
9(18)
Robed of It all by a Few Roguish Individuals: Land Grievances
27(28)
It Would Be Enough to Make Us Turn Rebels: Debt, Taxes, and the Courts
55(22)
PART II. RELIGION 77(54)
The Spirit Within: Protestant Radicalism from the Reformation to the Great Awakening in the South
79(15)
Fashioning Christ's Coat: Beyond Denomination
94(17)
Into a Ranting Spirit: Religious Radicalism and Agrarian Activism
111(20)
PART III. POLITICS 131(46)
Liberty to Make Our Grievances Known: Organizing Popular Protest, August 1766--May 1768
133(15)
But by a Due Course of Law: Petitioning the Governor, May 1768-- September 1768
148(13)
Debarr'd of Justice: Legal Means Fail, November 1768--December 1769
161(16)
PART IV. WAR 177(38)
Coming to See Justice Done: Growing Exasperation, January 1770--December 1770
179(13)
To Force Us to Submit to Tyranny: The Battle of Alamance, January 1771--June 1771
192(14)
Whipped Twice: Consequences
206(9)
Epilogue 215(4)
Notes 219(44)
Bibliography of Sources Cited 263(16)
Index 279

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