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A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition

Scott Huler

Abstract

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded A New Voyage to Carolina in 1709, one of the most significant early American travel narratives, rich with observations about the region's environment and Indigenous people. Lawson later helped found North Carolina's first two cities, Bath and New Bern; became the colonial surveyor general; contributed specimens to what is now the British Mu ... More

Keywords: Carolina, journey, travel, home, observation, John Lawson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469648286
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648286.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Huler, author