South Carolina

South Carolina

by Mary Dykstra


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This exciting new series gives young readers their first in-depth look at the United States. Each volume provides a colorful, comprehensive portrait of a state's history, people, land, economy, and government. Readers will enjoy the "Fun Facts" sprinkled throughout each book and learn even more about state facts, symbols, and famous people. A chapter on "Things to See and Do" explores each state's unique places and activities. Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, informative maps and charts, a glossary, recommended books and Web sites, and an index.

South Carolina, the birthplace of musicians James Brown and Dizzy Gillespie, was the first Southern state to secede from the Union, and the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter. The Civil War and the Great Depression hit the state's economy hard. Today, many of the people in South Carolina are employed by the state's vital manufacturing and tourism industries. Visitors to South Carolina are drawn to reminders of the Palmetto State's past, such as plantation museums and gardens, and Revolutionary and Civil War monuments, as well as to the state's beautiful Atlantic beaches and other natural treasures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836846942
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Series: Portraits of the States Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 4

Chapter 2 History 6

Time Line 13

Chapter 3 People 14

Chapter 4 The Land 18

Chapter 5 Economy 22

Chapter 6 Government 24

Chapter 7 Things to See and Do 26

Glossary 30

To Find Out More 31

Index 32

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