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Laboratory for Liberty

The South Carolina Legislative Committee System 1719–1776

George Edward Frakes

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This comprehensive study highlights the importance of legislative and extralegal committees in the political and institutional development of early American history, showing how the colonial experience modified a basic British institution, using it in the cause of legislative supremacy and, eventually, independence. The book illuminates the role played by committees in the growth of colonial self-government, tracing the committee system to its origins in the parliamentary committees of medieval England, then following the permutations of the committee system through the decades in which self-government emerged in South Carolina. Solid, penetrating, the book offers new depths of insight into an important process that had vital importance to the growth of representative government in America.

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catawba tribe, south carolina politics, south carolina, south carolina governors, legislative committees, gadsden controversy, revolution of 1719, american revolution, stamp act crisis of 1765, revolutionary government, south carolina economy, commons house of assembly, south carolina general assembly, royal period, frontier conflict, yamasee, south carolina history, cherokee, slavery, slaves, western expansion, first provincial congress, christopher gadsden, charles pinckney, early royal period