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Rule of law : elite political authority and the coming of the revolution in the South Carolina lowcountry, 1763-1776 / by Aaron J. Palmer.

Palmer, Aaron J., (author.).
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Subject: Church of England > South Carolina > History.
Legislative power > South Carolina > History.
Courts > South Carolina > History.
Rule of law > South Carolina > History.
Justice, Administration of > South Carolina > History.
South Carolina > Politics and government > History.
Power (Social sciences) > South Carolina > History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789004272354
  • ISBN: 9004272356
  • ISBN: 130668904X
  • ISBN: 9781306689045
  • ISBN: 9004272348
  • ISBN: 9789004272347
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "The scribe and the prince" : legal culture, the courts and elite political power -- "Crimes of the most heinous nature" : criminal justice and law enforcement -- "Nothing but terrors and punishments" : slavery and the law -- "Placed therein and managed" : the Church of England, poor relief, and elite political power -- "Accountable for their misdemeanors" : the assembly and the placeholders -- "Sign or die" : the imperial crisis and the reconstruction of South Carolina's government -- Epilogue -- Appendix.
Summary: A Rule of Law offers a fresh examination of how South Carolina's colonial elite ruled through a host of institutions beyond the legislature and jealously guarded this rule against all encroachment in the period leading to the American Revolution.
Language Note: English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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