James Glen : from Scottish provost to Royal Governor of South Carolina /
W. Stitt Robinson.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
xi, 175 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0313297606 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
0313297606 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-169) and index.
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This pioneering biography breaks new ground about Colonial America and about James Glen, correcting major misconceptions. Glen was appointed royal governor of Colonial South Carolina in 1738 and came to the colony in 1743 to serve until 1756, the longest tenure of any governor during its Colonial period. Two major themes are stressed: first, Glen had to protect the royal prerogative and follow the dictates of his commission in the face of persistent challenge from the assembly; and second, his role in Indian affairs was critical and dominated much of his time and energy, because Glen had a keen interest in and an aptitude for Indian negotiations.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Nature and Challenges of Biography Early Years in Scotland
Governor Glen Takes Command
International Conflict and the Role of Indian Allies
Between Scylla and Charybdis Responding to Imperial Queries
The Perils of International and Intercolonial Competition Years of Transition
The Twilight Years Retrospect: Summation and Evaluation
Bibliographical Essay
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