A standard source on one of the most enigmatic colonies in North America
In this modern and complete history, Robert Weir explicates the apparent paradoxes that defined colonial South Carolina. In doing so he offers provocative observations about its ascension to the pinnacle of mid-eighteenth-century prosperity, escalating racial tension, struggles for political control, and push toward revolution.
Robert M. Weir, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, has long concentrated his research on the colonial and Revolutionary period in South Carolina. He is the author of "A Most Important Epocha": The Coming of the Revolution in South Carolina and "The Last of American Freemen": Studies in the Political Culture of the Colonial and Revolutionary South.
"[An] excellent general history of colonial South Carolina that effectively builds on new research." —Jack P. Greene, in the American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature
"Weir's work on colonial South Carolina is clearly a masterpiece—not only in the sense of being a comprehensive overview but as the mature reflections of a thoughtful and knowledgeable scholar." —Journal of Southern History
"This beautifully written volume will undoubtedly be the standard work on colonial South Carolina for years to come."—William and Mary Quarterly