Chapter

The “Within Enemy”

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print April 2018 | ISBN: 9781469642222
Published online January 2019 | e-ISBN: 9781469641072
The “Within Enemy”

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This chapter illuminates the various ways that black Carolinians stood at the center of South Carolina’s colonial state-building process. It does by first considering the developmental policies and practices of the provincial government. The chapter argues that slaves were essential to this governing praxis, both as infrastructural laborers, but also as the objects around which governing discourse was structured.

Keywords: Infrastructural development; Roads; Enslaved military labor; Colonial expansion; Governing praxis

Chapter.  14320 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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