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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. iv-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. CHAPTER I The Background of the Legislative Committee System
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. CHAPTER II The Development of Legislative Committees in the Commons House of Assembly
  2. pp. 21-37
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  1. CHAPTER III The Legislative Committee System in the Early Royal Period, 1719–1725
  2. pp. 38-52
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  1. CHAPTER IV The Legislative Committee System in a Period of Western Expansion, 1727–1737
  2. pp. 53-67
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  1. CHAPTER V The Legislative Committee System in Peace and Frontier Conflict, 1737–1748
  2. pp. 68-80
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  1. CHAPTER VI Committees and Legislative Supremacy in a Second Era of Frontier Conflict, 1749–1764
  2. pp. 81-99
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  1. CHAPTER VII Legislative Committees and the Road to Revolution, 1764–1774
  2. pp. 100-117
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  1. CHAPTER VIII Revolutionary Committee Activity, 1774–1776
  2. pp. 118-130
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  1. APPENDIX I Committee Assignments and Memberships in the South Carolina Commons House of Assembly under the Revolutionary Government, 1720–1721
  2. pp. 131-135
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  1. APPENDIX II Committee Assignments and Memberships in the South Carolina Commons House of Assembly during Selected Segments of the Royal Period, 1721–1776
  2. pp. 136-174
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 182-194
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 195-201
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813162904
Related ISBN
9780813152325
MARC Record
OCLC
574240566
Pages
218
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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