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"When the British Came: Revolution in the Cape Fear, 1765-1782." Talk & Book Signing by local author Jack E.. Fryar, Jr.
Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 6:30 AM EDT
Category: Events

Join the Cape Fear Revolutionary War Roundtable for a presentation, at the Burgwin-Wright House, by Jack E. Fryar, Jr on his NEW book “When the British Came: Revolution in the Cape Fear, 1765-1782” where he’ll explore how North Carolina played a pivotal role in the struggle for American independence, and how the Cape Fear region was ground zero in the rebellion against British rule.

Check-in and Social at 6:30PM
Meeting begins at 7PM

Admission is free to members. $5 for guests. You can join the Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table at the door!

Refreshments will be served.

About the Book
Historians say the famous battles of the Revolutionary War were fought in the North, but the decisive battles were fought in the South. The Cape Fear region was a central theater of that fight for American independence. The Stamp Act Crisis. The Regulator Rebellion. The Battle at Moores Creek Bridge. The British Occupation of Wilmington... A vicious civil war was fought between neighbors, families, Continentals, and Redcoats in southeastern North Carolina, from Fayetteville to Wilmington, and everywhere in between. This is the story of that fight.
About the author
Jack E. Fryar, Jr. is the author or editor of more than 30 books of North Carolina and Cape Fear history. He holds Masters degrees in History and Teaching from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and has taught high school history, most recently at Cape Fear Community College. A lifelong resident of southeastern North Carolina, Jack has worked as a broadcaster, bookseller, publisher, book reviewer, and graphic designer.