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Who Shall Rule at Home? The Evolution of South Carolina Political Culture, 1748-1776.(Book review): An article from: Journal of Southern History-Keith Krawczynski

  • Title: Who Shall Rule at Home? The Evolution of South Carolina Political Culture, 1748-1776.(Book review): An article from: Journal of Southern History
  • Author: Keith Krawczynski
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Who Should Rule at Home? The Evolution of South Carolina Political Culture, 1748-1776. By Jonathan Mercantini. The Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 2007. Pp. [xiv], 314. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-57003-654-5.)

Jonathan Mercantini's Who Should Rule at Home? The Evolution of South Carolina Political Culture, 1748-1776 is a weak and unconvincing attempt to put a fresh interpretation on South Carolina politics during the late colonial period. Traditionally, historians have described colonial South Carolina's political scene as harmonious, a characterization that sharply contrasts with the factiousness generally attributed to eighteenth-century American politics. Placing South Carolina more in line with most other colonies, Mercantini argues that divisiveness and contention, not harmony and... pdf
 
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