Curator Lecture Series 2012 Relieve Us of this Burthen

Relieve Us of this Burthen 
Lecturer: Carl Borick, Assistant Director, The Charleston Museum

Assistant Director Carl Borick discusses his new book, “Relieve Us of this Burthen”: American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South, 1780-1782.
The book focuses on the prisoners that were captured by the British in
South Carolina during the Revolution, many of whom were held in
Charleston. The work examines the circumstances of their capture, the
difficult conditions they faced during imprisonment and their
extraordinary experiences afterward. This is the first book-length study
to be published concerning Revolutionary War prisoners in the South. Purchase the book.

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