Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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      Katharine Walton; or, The Rebel of Dorchester

      Katharine Walton; or, The Rebel of Dorchester

      Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
                Set in September of 1780, Katharine Walton is the third installment of a trilogy that follows The Partisan and Mellichampein covering the Revolution in South Carolina.[1]  While The Partisan and Mellichampe are set in the interior of the Santee and Wateree rivers, Katharine Walton  takes the reader to the city of Charleston in 1780-81 to trace the social world of South Carolina under British occupation.[2]  The city functions narratively as a “unifying center,” according to John C. Guilds, to free Katharine Walton of the “awkward shifts in action and setting ...
      The Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-General in the Army of the Revolution

      The Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-General in the Army of the Revolution

      Biography | Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother | 1849
                      Simms was interested in the American Revolution throughout his career, writing significant works about the conflict in both fiction and nonfiction.  By 1840, he had already produced the first edition of his History of South Carolina as well as two of his Revolutionary Romances, all of which are works largely concerned with the effect of the Revolution on his native state.  Around this same time, Simms had decided to complement this work by writing biographies.  In April 1840, he wrote to James Lawson that he was “meditating and taking notes for several Biographies—say ...