The South Carolina Colonyby Susan E. Haberle
Provides an introduction to the history, government, economy, resources, and people of the South Carolina Colony. Includes maps, charts, and a timeline.
Children's Literature - Greg M. RomaneckIn the 1500s, explorers from Spain and France were the first Europeans to attempt to settle into what was to become South Carolina. Those attempts failed and it was not until the 17th century that British colonists were finally able to successfully establish a workable series of settlements. Over the next century, this territory was subdivided into North and South Carolina. Then, in the 18th century, South Carolina began to prosper as an agrarian and commercial center. The coming of the American Revolution in 1775 led to significant military activity in South Carolina. After the defeat of the British, South Carolina became the eighth state to join what was to become the United States of America. The story of South Carolina's colonial heritage is concisely told in this social studies text. Topics such as slavery, relations to Native Americans, demographics within the colony, and economic developments are all briefly touched upon. At the conclusion of the text a useable timeline, reference list, and future resources are all laid out in a user-friendly manner. As part of a broader illustrated series focused upon colonial history this text is a good starting off point for the study of one of the original Thirteen Colonies. Part of the "Fact Finders" series.
School Library JournalGr 2-4-Superficial accounts of the history and life conditions in these North American English colonies. Each one begins with an overview of the Native American groups that lived in the area and explains how the Europeans gained control of their lands. Chapter two discusses the early settlers and any major land grants. Simple maps show the outstanding geophysical features of the colony, major towns, and its location within North America. Discussions of colonial life, such as housing and agriculture, are followed by a section devoted to work, trade, and industries, and one on community and religion. A bar graph shows population growth over time. The last chapter deals with the road to statehood, including the colony's role in the Revolutionary War and its acceptance of the U.S. Constitution. There is barely enough information here for rudimentary reports, but the books do make the material accessible to newly emergent readers. The typeface is large, and there are only two paragraphs on each page. Colorful and well-captioned, but unattributed, reproductions appear throughout. Instructions for accessing the publisher's Internet search engine lead to age-appropriate Web sites. Purchase where needed for lower-level readers, but consider as secondary choices for collections that require more detailed information. Titles in "The Colonies" series (ABDO) are much meatier, even though they are also written with simple vocabulary.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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