South Carolina: A Short History, 1520-1948

By David Duncan Wallace | Go to book overview
Save to active project

CHAPTER XXXVI
POLITICS AND CULTURE ABOUT 1800

SOUTH CAROLINA enjoyed the honor in 1791 of entertaining President Washington on his southern tour. The president entered the State from North Carolina on April 27 and, passing through Georgetown, reached Charleston on May 2, and remained there until the 9th. After visiting Savannah he returned to South Carolina by way of Augusta and on the twenty-first reached Columbia, whence he passed through Camden and Lancaster into North Carolina.

Enthusiasm for Françe.-- Genêt, appointed minister to the United States on the eve of the long war between France and Britain, landed in Charleston in April, 1793, and roused a storm of pro-French enthusiasm. The population was divided into Francophile and Francophobe; but the conservatives retained control of the legislature and, on December 2, 1793, ordered an investigation of the reported raising of forces under foreign authority. South Carolina enthusiasm was punctured by this and by the discovery that Genêt and the Girondists were '"friends of the blacks."

The zeal for France, fanned by the insolent captures by British vessels and the rich rewards of trade as neutral carriers between Europe and America and the French West Indies, survived the fall of Genêt and the brutalities of the Terror. There were two Jacobin Clubs in Charleston. In the celebration in honor of the French National Assembly, January 11 and 12, 1793, the Governor, judges, and other distinguished citizens participated. French privateersmen paraded the streets of Charleston waving long swords with an air of dominance, and recruiting headquarters were opened, but these the governor closed in April, 1793. So insolent did the French become that a privateer that had captured a British vessel in American waters threatened when arrested, it is said, to batter down Charleston, but changed her determination when cannon were trained upon her for many critical hours.

Upon this revelry of republican enthusiasm and quick riches fell the shadow of Jay's treaty threatening the lucrative commerce with France and offending the South by denying it the British West Indian trade and forbidding its exporting cotton--clauses which, however, the Senate

-346-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
South Carolina: A Short History, 1520-1948
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 756

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.