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Making a Slave StatePolitical Development in Early South Carolina$
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Ryan A. Quintana

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469642222

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.001.0001

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The Strength of This Country

The Strength of This Country

Securing and Rebuilding the State in the Revolutionary Era

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(p.48) Chapter Two The Strength of This Country
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Making a Slave State
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Ryan A. Quintana

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0003

This chapter examines the several ways that black Carolinians helped transform South Carolina into a modern independent state during the American Revolution and in the years immediately following its conclusion. Beyond looking closely at slaves’ wartime labor, the chapter further examines the important discursive role that enslaved men and women played in the early production of the state. It also interrogates the role of black Carolinians’ rebellious activities, and how such acts directly shaped early statecraft and challenged the state’s claims to authority.

Keywords:   American revolution, Enslaved military labor, Runaway slaves, Infrastructural development, Cartography, Canals, Roads

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