The Regulator War


A wood engraving of Governor Tryon confronting the Regulators, circa 1877 Via New York Public Library Digital Collections/Public domain

This episode was inspired by the TV series "Outlander." The Regulator War, aka the War of the Regulation, aka the Regulator Movement, was a North Carolina event which arose in response to unfair taxes, poor representation and corruption.

Tracy's Research:

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Topics in this Podcast: 18th century, uprisings, taxation, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, U.S. history