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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Founding Father (Institute of Early American History)

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Hardcover, 295 pages
Published June 1st 1967 by Univ of North Carolina Pr
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Jerry Landry
Jun 25, 2010 Jerry Landry rated it really liked it
One of the lesser known Founding Fathers, Pinckney was for a time the preeminent political power in South Carolina, was one of the three envoys involved in the XYZ affair and was a candidate for President three times in a row. Zahniser does a good job of telling Pinckney's tale in the context of the turbulent times around him. The only glaring error/downplay in the book is in Pinckney the plantation owner. This seems to be glossed over though he retired to his plantation after his defeat in the ...more
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