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Colonial South Carolina: A History

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In this modern and complete history of colonial South Carolina, Robert M. Weir explains the apparent paradoxes that defined a colony considered one of the most enigmatic in North America. In doing so, he offers provocative observations about its unparalled mid-eighteenth-century prosperity, escalating racial tension, political struggles, and push toward revolution.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by University of South Carolina Press (first published 1983)
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Dan Quigley
This history of colonial South Carolina has serious problems. Here are the three most egregious:

1) To fully understand the author one must have specialized historical knowledge he fails to provide.

2) The author makes many broad, general statements without providing any evidence or even citations. There is no way the reader can know if the statements are accurate. The author seems to want his generalizations accepted on authority.

3) Too many sentences have hedge words. The author even qualifies
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Mike
May 08, 2011 Mike rated it really liked it
Overall a very good and well-written history of South Carolina in colonial times, however, it could have been longer and in more depth. South Carolina, especially Charleston, was one of the most wealthy epicenters of business and politics in the American colonial period, after all, and there's a lot to say. Still, a fine book and perhaps the best general history of the state's colonial period.
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Take the last chapter and leave the rest.
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