South Carolina: A History / Edition 1

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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.
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Presents a sweeping narrative of the state, describing in human terms some 475 years of recorded history, encompassing the experiences of rich and poor South Carolinians, male and female, and those with roots in Africa and Europe as well as Native Americans. Letters, diaries, and other writings let voices from the past take part in telling the state's story. Includes many color and b&w photos and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570032554
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 761
  • Sales rank: 339,807
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 The Land Called Chicora 1
Ch. 2 Spanish South Carolina 21
Ch. 3 The Colony of a Colony 35
Ch. 4 Peopling the Province 47
Ch. 5 More Like a Negro Country 63
Ch. 6 The Proprietary Regime 82
Ch. 7 Trying Royal Government 109
Ch. 8 The Riches of the Province 131
Ch. 9 Everyday Life in Colonial South Carolina 155
Ch. 10 Threats: Foreign and Domestic 204
Ch. 11 The American Revolution 226
Ch. 12 Quest for Order 245
Ch. 13 To Raise Something for Sale 265
Ch. 14 A Visit to Antebellum South Carolina 288
Ch. 15 Calculating the Value of the Union 324
Ch. 16 The Civil War: Part I, 1860-1865 354
Ch. 17 The Civil War: Part II, 1865-1877 377
Ch. 18 Return of the Old Order 407
Ch. 19 Tillman 430
Ch. 20 South Carolina and the First New South 453
Ch. 21 The Draining Years 483
Ch. 22 All in One Lifetime 512
Ch. 23 Adjusting to New Circumstances 553
Notes 587
Selected Bibliography 681
Index 689
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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    This book is a great resource for learning about South Carolina.

    This book is a great resource for learning about South Carolina.

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