Conceiving Carolina: Proprietors, Planters, and Plots, 1662-1729

By: L.H. Roper

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L.H. Roper's innovative study provides a transatlantic analysis of the origins of American colonial societies through the instructive case of South Carolina. The work provides the clearest examination of the early history of this important colony yet available. In addition, it features exhaustive primary research that sheds new light on how the colony's particular dependence on race-based slavery evolved, demonstrating the volatile tension between the political culture inherited from the "Old World" and local interests in the Indian slave trade. Conceiving Carolina is an important scholarly contribution to the history of the early American colonies and the Atlantic World.

Title: Conceiving Carolina: Proprietors, Planters, and Plots, 1662-1729

Author: L.H. Roper

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $68.95

Categories: South Carolina,

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

ISBN Number: 1-4039-6479-3

ISBN Number 13: 9781403964793

Binding: hardback

Book Details: 224 pages, hardback, Palgrave Macmillan

Seller ID: 964793

Description: L.H. Roper's innovative study provides a transatlantic analysis of the origins of American colonial societies through the instructive case of South Carolina. The work provides the clearest examination of the early history of this important colony yet available. In addition, it features exhaustive primary research that sheds new light on how the colony's particular dependence on race-based slavery evolved, demonstrating the volatile tension between the political culture inherited from the "Old World" and local interests in the Indian slave trade. Conceiving Carolina is an important scholarly contribution to the history of the early American colonies and the Atlantic World.

About Author
L.H. Roper is Associate Professor and Chair of History at the State University of New York-New Paltz. He is the Alexander O. Vietor Fellow at the Beinecke Library, Yale University for 2003-04 and has been a member of the International Seminar in the History of the Atlantic World at the Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History at Harvard University.

Reviews
"Roper's subject is compelling, given the cast of characters and events that made proprietary South Carolina what it was. Roper's original take on the formative period of South Carolina's distinctive history will catch the scholar's notice and raise an eyebrow or two, but all who pore over Conceiving Carolina will be treated to a fascinating story that is as instructive as it is well told." --Warren M. Billings, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of History, University of New Orleans
"Conceiving Carolina is a welcome contribution to the scholarly literature on colonial South Carolina. Focusing on the era of proprietary government, it delineates the complex relationships that arose between London courtiers, West Indian planters, Yamassee warriors, Anglican missionaries, Huguenot refugees, British and Irish settlers, and African slaves. As Roper shows, the colony's early social and political development replicated patterns evident throughout the British Atlantic; at the same time, a major theme is the weakness of the centralizing Anglo-British state along its transoceanic periphery. Historians will find much of value in this book."--Eliga H. Gould, University of New Hampshire