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Woody Holton

Woody Holton

Woody Holton is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina.

OPINION

The Declaration of Independence wasn’t really complaining about King George, and 5 other surprising facts for July 4th

By: - July 4, 2021

Americans may think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence, but many of those ideas are elitist and wrong, as historian Woody Holton explains. His forthcoming book “Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution” shows how independence and the Revolutionary War were influenced by women, Indigenous and enslaved people, religious […]