The history of colonial South Carolina has been the subject of critical academic study for over four decades. While historians continue to revise and examine their understanding of this period in South Carolina's history, it is understood that the cultural life of the elite planter and merchant classes was not solely the product of European influences, but also those brought to the New World by African slaves and the dynamic relationship between the two classes. It was during the colonial period that many of the state's cultural and economic patterns that were to direct the state through the eighteenth century and into the antebellum period were set in place. In A New World Gentry, Richard Waterhouse examines the early history of South Carolina's development, closely following the establishment and economic growth of the colony in correlation with the cultural development of the elite planter and merchant classes.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Richard Waterhouse is Bicentennial Professor of Australian History and head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney. His other books include From Minstrel Show to Vaudeville: the Australian Popular Stage, 1788–1914 (1990); The Principal Club: a History of the Australian Jockey Club (with Martin Painter, 1992); Private Pleasures, Public Leisure: a History of Australian Popular Culture Since 1788 (1995); and The Vision Splendid: a Social and Cultural History of Rural Australia (2005).