S1E5: Outlander in the Cape Fear: The Spark of Rebellion
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"Burgwin-Wright Presents... Outlander in the Cape Fear" explores the history of Colonial North Carolina through its depiction in the book and TV series "Outlander."

On this week's episode, we are traveling to Burlington to revisit the consequential Battle of Alamance in 1771, a bloody confrontation between the Regulators of North Carolina's Colonial backcountry and Royal Governor William Tryon. It is often called the first battle of the American Revolution, but is that true? In the "Outlander" story, it has major ramifications for the Frasers, but what did the real Regulators want and why was Tryon so desperate to end their uprising?

This week's guest is Jeremiah DeGennaro, site manager for Alamance Battleground State Historic Site in Burlington.

Learn more about Alamance Battleground at historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/alamance-battleground.

This podcast is produced by Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, Wilmington's largest and oldest historic site. For more information about the Burgwin-Wright House, visit BurgwinWrightHouse.com.

Cover art design by Rachel Ross.

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