Account of the Looting of Her Sister's Home by British Soldiers by Eliza Wilkinson - Research Article from American Revolution Reference Library

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  • The South Carolina economy revolved around farming. The wealthiest southerners lived on large farms, called plantations, which were worked by black slaves. For a long time, southern plantation owners had maintained their lavish lifestyle by trading with Great Britain. The British thought the south would be full of people who were loyal to King George and to the way of life that had made them rich. To their surprise, the British did not find as much support from southerners as they had expected. The behavior Eliza Wilkinson described in her story below is one reason why southerners did not support the British.

British general Charles Cornwallis, whose troops surrendered to American general George Washington. Reproduced by permission of Archive Photos. British general Charles Cornwallis, whose troops surrendered to American general George...

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