The Carolina Backcountry On The Eve Of The Revolution The Journal And Other Writings Of Charles Wood

The Carolina Backcountry On The Eve Of The Revolution The Journal And Other Writings Of Charles Wood

In what is probably the largest and most vivid account of the American colonial frontier, the Carolina Backcountry, on the eve of the Revolution, gives shape to the daily lives, thoughts, hopes, and fears of the frontiersmen. It is considered by one of the most extraordinary men ever to have sought the wilderness – Charles Woodmason, an Anglican minister whose moral sincerity and ferocious indignation, combined with a vehement style, makes him compare to Swift.

The book consists of his diary, excerpts from the sermons he preached to his backcountry communities, and the letters he wrote to influential people in Charleston and England who described life on the frontier and outlined the cause of the frontier dwellers. Wood masks requests are glowing and moving; His narrative and descriptive style are colorful to a degree reached by few writers in colonial America.

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