Seed from Madagascar

Seed from Madagascar

by Duncan Clinch Heyward


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A storm in 1685 brought, in a wind-tossed brigantine seeking haven in the port of Charles Town, the scant bushel of seed from Madagascar which became the source of the famous Carolina Gold rice. The story of rice growing from this period until 1911, when a storm destroyed rice planting in South Carolina is told here by one-time Governor Heyward who was a rice planter himself.

Originally published in 1937.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469612362
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Duncan Clinch Heyward (1864-1943) served as governor of South Carolina from 1903 to 1907.

Peter A. Coclanis is the Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor for the Study of the South and director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous works in U.S. and international economic history, including The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920 and The South, the Nation, and the World: Perspectives on Southern Economic Development (with David L. Carlton).

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