It Happened in South Carolina, 2nd

It Happened in South Carolina, 2nd

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Overview

It Happened in South Carolina, 2nd by Lee Davis Perry, J. Michael Mclaughlin

Much has happened in South Carolina throughout its checkered history, and the myriad of significant events and fascinating repercussions surrounding them have been described by writers of every stripe for at least three hundred years. It Happened in South Carolina goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Palmetto State.

Discover the escapades of "Gentleman Pirate" Stede Bonnet, who terrorized the coastline alongside the notorious Blackbeard.

Make the acquaintance of young Eliza Lucas, who changed the course of American history when she took charge of the family plantation at the tender age of sixteen.

Learn about the famous Haile Gold Mine, at one time the most successful producer of gold east of the Mississippi River.

Learn how the Jenkins Orphanage Band originated the dance craze known as the Charleston.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762760251
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Series: It Happened In Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,243,254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lee Davis Perry was raised in Charleston and returned there in 1987 to focus on a freelance marketing and advertising career. J. Michael McLaughlin has been living in and writing about the Lowcountry for more than twenty years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Preface x

Rebeckah and the Indian Squaw-1684 1

The Execution of Stede Bonnet-1718 7

Dr. Lining's Weather Observations-1738 14

Indigo: Eliza's Gift of Navy Blue-1741 20

Francis Marion, "the Swamp Fox"-1780 27

Rebecca Motte and the Flaming Arrows-1781 33

Birthplace of American Golf-1786 38

Jonathan Lucas and "Carolina Gold"-1787 44

When President Washington Came to Call-1791 50

Denmark Vesey: Martyr of Slavery-1822 57

The Other "Carolina Gold"-1827 63

The Journey of the Best Friends-1830 69

Mary Chesnut: Witness to War-1861 75

Penn Center, Island of Opportunity-1862 80

Conflagration in Columbia-1865 86

Robert Smalls: The Gullah Statesman-1875 91

The Great Shake-1886 97

Mr. Roosevelt and the Pine Forest Inn-1889 103

Birth of "The Charleston"-1895 109

Heigh Ho, Come to the Fair-1901 114

Mr. Anderson Takes on Detroit-1916 121

Porgy: The Myth and the Man-1924 128

Brookgreen Gardens: Oasis of Art and Nature-1930 134

Charleston Adopts a Preservation Ethic-1931 140

Headin' South of the Border-1933 146

Nazi POWs in Our Own Backyard-1944 152

All That Business between the Sheets-1948 158

The Legend of the Gray Man-1954 164

The Shadowy End of an American Hero-1960 170

South Carolina's Lady Olympian-1961 175

Hugo's Wrath-1989 181

The Return of the H. L Hunley-2000 186

A Potpourri of South Carolina Facts 191

Bibliography 194

Index 198

About the Authors 207

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