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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Founding Father

Marvin Zahniser

Copyright 1967
University of North Carolina Press

Pinckney's lifetime as a leading member of the southern oligarchy is important to an understanding of that group's assumptions about itself, its aspirations, and its exacting standards of public and private conduct for its leaders. It also provides insight into the development of the Federalist and Republican parties in the South and vividly demonstrates the effects of the national party system on the old regime of state politics in South Carolina.

Originally published in 1967.

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