South Carolina: A History / Edition 1

South Carolina: A History / Edition 1

by Walter B. Edgar
     
 

In the first comprehensive history of South Carolina published in nearly fifty years, Walter Edgar presents a sweeping narrative of a state with an illustrious, sometimes infamous, past. He describes in very human terms 475 years of recorded history in the Palmetto State, including the experiences of all South Carolinians - rich and poor; male and female; those with… See more details below

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In the first comprehensive history of South Carolina published in nearly fifty years, Walter Edgar presents a sweeping narrative of a state with an illustrious, sometimes infamous, past. He describes in very human terms 475 years of recorded history in the Palmetto State, including the experiences of all South Carolinians - rich and poor; male and female; those with roots in Africa and in Europe as well as Native Americans. In an eminently readable presentation, Edgar uses letters, diaries, and other writings to let voices from the past take part in telling the state's fascinating story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570032554
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
761
Sales rank:
437,632
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Land Called Chicora1
Ch. 2Spanish South Carolina21
Ch. 3The Colony of a Colony35
Ch. 4Peopling the Province47
Ch. 5More Like a Negro Country63
Ch. 6The Proprietary Regime82
Ch. 7Trying Royal Government109
Ch. 8The Riches of the Province131
Ch. 9Everyday Life in Colonial South Carolina155
Ch. 10Threats: Foreign and Domestic204
Ch. 11The American Revolution226
Ch. 12Quest for Order245
Ch. 13To Raise Something for Sale265
Ch. 14A Visit to Antebellum South Carolina288
Ch. 15Calculating the Value of the Union324
Ch. 16The Civil War: Part I, 1860-1865354
Ch. 17The Civil War: Part II, 1865-1877377
Ch. 18Return of the Old Order407
Ch. 19Tillman430
Ch. 20South Carolina and the First New South453
Ch. 21The Draining Years483
Ch. 22All in One Lifetime512
Ch. 23Adjusting to New Circumstances553
Notes587
Selected Bibliography681
Index689

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