Shelfari edited the description of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Sunday, September 11, 2011.
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. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.