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South Carolina History



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South Carolina: A History

By Walter B. Edgar

University of South Carolina Press
Hardcover (776 pages)

South Carolina: A History
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Covering almost five centuries, an insightful, authoritative, and comprehensive history of South Carolina brings to life the diverse voices of the South Carolinians of the past and details the state's present economic, educational, and political challenges. UP.

The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670-1720 (Non Series)

By John J. Navin

University of South Carolina Press
Hardcover (212 pages)

The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670-1720 (Non Series)
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The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670-1720 is a graphic account of South Carolina's tumultuous beginnings, when calamity, violence, and ruthless exploitation were commonplace. With extraordinary detail and analysis, John J. Navin reveals the hardships that were experienced by people of all ethnicities and all stations in life during the first half-century of South Carolina's existence--years of misery caused by nature, pathogens, greed, and recklessness.

From South Carolina's founding in 1670 through 1720, a cadre of men rose to political and economic prominence, while ordinary colonists, enslaved Africans, and indigenous groups became trapped in a web of violence and oppression. Navin explains how eight English aristocrats, the Lords Proprietors, came to possess the vast Carolina grant and then enacted elaborate plans to recruit and control colonists as part of a grand moneymaking scheme. But those plans went awry, and the mainstays of the economy became hog and cattle ranching, lumber products, naval stores, deerskin exports, and the calamitous Indian slave trade. The settlers' relentless pursuit of wealth set the colony on a path toward prosperity but also toward a fatal dependency on slave labor. Rice would produce immense fortunes in South Carolina, but not during the colony's first fifty years. Religious and political turmoil instigated by settlers from Barbados eventually led to a total rejection of proprietary authority.

Using a variety of primary sources, Navin describes challenges that colonists faced, setbacks they experienced, and the effects of policies and practices initiated by elites and proprietors. Storms, fires, epidemics, and armed conflicts destroyed property, lives, and dreams. Threatened by the Native Americans they exploited, by the Africans they enslaved, and by their French and Spanish rivals, South Carolinians lived in continual fear. For some it was the price they paid for financial success. But for most there were no riches, and the possibility of a sudden, violent death was overshadowed by the misery of their day-to-day existence.

The History of South Carolina (Classic Reprint)

By William Gilmore Simms

Forgotten Books
Released: 2017-02-10
Paperback (316 pages)

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Excerpt from The History of South Carolina

The thanks of the editor are rendered to Mr. A. S. Salley, Jr., Secretary of the Historical Commission of South Carolina, without whose help neither this edition nor previous editions would have been possible. Mr. Salley compiled the list of governors of South Carolina appearing in the appendix. Acknowledgement is also made to Colonel Holmes B. Springs and to Colonel J. M. Johnson for assistance in preparing the last chapter.

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Classic Carolina Road Trips from Columbia: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders (History & Guide)

By Tom Poland

The History Press
Released: 2014-08-05
Paperback (256 pages)

Classic Carolina Road Trips from Columbia: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders (History & Guide)
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Columbia, South Carolina, sits in a perfect position--each of the numerous treasures of the Palmetto State is less than a day's drive from the capital. Near Charleston, 137 miles from Columbia, you can enjoy more than seventeen thousand square feet of shade from the iconic Angel Oak. In Blackville, 49 miles from Columbia, you can visit a natural spring that has been deeded to God since 1944. A 53-mile trip to Edgefield will put you in the heart of Peach Country, where you can see many of the peach orchards that make South Carolina one of the nation's leading producers of the sweet fruit. Join author and day-tripper Tom Poland as he maps the beautiful treasures of South Carolina.

South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms

By Tom Poland

The History Press
Released: 2018-04-16
Paperback (160 pages)

South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms
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Venture off the beaten path to forgotten roads, where a hidden South Carolina exists. Time-travel and dead-end at a ferry that leads to wild islands. Cross a rusting steel truss bridge into a scene from the 1930s. Behold an old gristmill and imagine its creaking, clashing gears grinding corn. See an old gas pump wreathed in honeysuckle. Drive through a ghost town and wonder why it died. When's the last time you saw a country store's cured hams hanging from wires? How about a vintage Bull Durham tobacco ad on old brick? Tom Poland explores scenic back roads that lead to heirloom tomatoes, poke salad, restaurants once gas stations, overgrown ruins and other soulful relics.

South Carolina: What's So Great About This State? (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2010-04-07
Paperback (32 pages)

South Carolina: What s So Great About This State? (Arcadia Kids)
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Arcadia Kids is a new series of fun, colorful, easy-to-read books for children ages 7-11 featuring attention-grabbing cover art, inviting conversational style content, and vivid full-color images of landmarks and geography. Parents, grandparents, and savvy shoppers will appreciate the feel good factor of purchasing books that are both fun AND educational.



DO YOU KNOW…



WHY blackwater rivers in South Carolina get so dark?

(Hint: It has to do with rotting plants!)



HOW palmetto trees and sand helped defeat the British in 1776?

(Hint: It has to do with surprisingly soft landings at Fort Moultrie!)



Find these answers and more in the South Carolina edition of What’s So Great About This State?

Confederate South Carolina: True Stories of Civilians, Soldiers and the War (Civil War Series)

By Karen Stokes

The History Press
Released: 2015-01-19
Paperback (144 pages)

Confederate South Carolina: True Stories of Civilians, Soldiers and the War (Civil War Series)
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The Civil War never left South Carolina, from its beginning at Fort Sumter in 1861 through the destructive, harrowing days of Sherman's march through the state in 1865. Included here are the stories of Confederate civilians and soldiers who remained true to their cause throughout the perilous struggle. An English aristocrat risked his life to run the blockade and become one of the defenders of Charleston. The Haskells of Abbeville sent seven sons into Confederate service. Many South Carolina women made heart-rending sacrifices, including a disabled woman from Laurens County whose heroic efforts preserved Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, from wartime ravages. Author Karen Stokes details the lives of men and women whose destinies intertwined with a tragic era in Palmetto State history.

Colonial South Carolina: A History

By Robert M. Weir

Brand: University of South Carolina Press
Paperback (448 pages)

Colonial South Carolina: A History
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In this modern and complete history of colonial South Carolina, Robert M. Weir explains the apparent paradoxes that defined a colony considered one of the most enigmatic in North America. In doing so, he offers provocative observations about its unparalled mid-eighteenth-century prosperity, escalating racial tension, political struggles, and push toward revolution.

The Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina (Non Series)

By Jack Bass

Brand: University of South Carolina Press
Paperback (248 pages)

The Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina (Non Series)
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The captivating, colorful, and controversial history of South Carolina continues to warrant fresh explorations. In this sweeping story of defining episodes in the state�s history, accomplished historians Jack Bass and W. Scott Poole trace the importance of race relations, historical memory, and cultural life in the progress of the Palmetto State from its colonial inception to the present day.
In the discussion of contemporary South Carolina that makes up the majority of this volume, the authors map the ways through which hard-won economic and civil rights advancements, a succession of progressive state leaders, and federal court mandates operated in tandem to bring a largely peaceful end to the Jim Crow era in South Carolina, in stark contrast to the violence wrought elsewhere in the South. This volume speaks directly to the connections between the state�s past, present, and future, and it serves as a valuable point of entrance for new inquiries into South Carolina�s diverse and complex heritage.

The South Carolina State Hospital: Stories from Bull Street (Landmarks)

By William Buchheit

The History Press
Released: 2020-01-13
Paperback (160 pages)

The South Carolina State Hospital: Stories from Bull Street (Landmarks)
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Nearly two decades after it closed, the South Carolina State Hospital continues to hold a palpable mystique in Columbia and throughout the state. Founded in 1821 as the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, it housed, fed and treated thousands of patients incapable of surviving on their own. The patient population in 1961 eclipsed 6,600, well above its listed capacity of 4,823, despite an operating budget that ranked forty-fifth out of the forty-eight states with such large public hospitals. By the mid-1990s, the patient population had fallen under 700, and the hospital had become a symbol of captivity, horror and chaos. Author William Buchheit details this history through the words and interviews of those who worked on the iconic campus.


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