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.
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 (booknew.com)