Anderson House Author's Talk: Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian

  • 07 Mar 2017
  • 6:00 PM
  • The Society of the Cincinnati 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Anderson House Author's Talk: Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian

Tuesday, March 7
6:00 PM
The Society of the Cincinnati

2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


Free admission


Historian C. L. Bragg discusses and signs copies of his book Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian (University of South Carolina Press, 2017). The talk will last about 45 minutes, followed by a book signing and light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

On August 4, 1781, in Charleston, South Carolina, the British army hanged Col. Isaac Hayne for treason. The death of a patriot in the cause of liberty was not a unique occurrence, but the unusually well-documented events surrounding the execution of Hayne and the involvement of his friends and family make his story compelling and poignant. Unlike young Capt. Nathan Hale, who suffered a similar fate in 1776, Hayne did not become a folk hero. What began as local incident, however, became an international affair that was debated in Parliament and the Continental Congress.
 


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