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South Carolina History



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South Carolina: A History

By Walter Edgar

Brand: Univ of South Carolina Pr
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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.

Colonial South Carolina: A History

By Robert M. Weir

Brand: University of South Carolina Press
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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.

SOUTH CAROLINA What's Great About State (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2010-04-07
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SOUTH CAROLINA What s Great About 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?

Charleston! Charleston!: The History of a Southern City

By Walter J. Frazer

Brand: University of South Carolina Press
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Charleston! Charleston!: The History of a Southern City
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This book records Charleston's development from 1670 and ends with an afterword on the effects of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, drawing with special care on information from every facet of the city's life-its people and institutions; its art and architecture; its recreational, social and intellectual life; its politics and city government.

The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 1514-1861

By Lawrence S Rowland & George C. Rogers

University of South Carolina Press
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The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 1514-1861
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In the first volume of The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, three distinguished historians of the Palmetto State recount more than three centuries of Spanish and French exploration, English and Huguenot agriculture, and African slave labor as they trace the history of one of North America's oldest European settlements. From the sixteenth-century forays of the Spaniards to the invasion of Union forces in 1861, Lawrence S. Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers, Jr., chronicle the settlement and development of the geographical region comprised of what is now Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and part of Allendale counties.


The authors describe the ill-fated attempts of the Spanish and French to settle the Port Royal Sound area and the arrival of the British in 1663, which established the Beaufort District as the southern frontier of English North America. They tell of the region's bloody Indian Wars, participation in the American Revolution, and golden age of prosperity and influence following the introduction of Sea Island cotton.


In charting the approach of civil war, Rowland, Moore, and Rogers relate Beaufort District's decisive role in the Nullification Crisis and in the cultivation, by some of the district's native sons, of South Carolina's secessionist movement. Of particular interest, they profile the local African American, or Gullah, population a community that has become well known for the retention of its African cultural and linguistic heritage.

South Carolina: A History, Volume 2

By Walter Edgar

University of South Carolina Press
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South Carolina: A History, Volume 2
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In this two-volume, thirty CD set, South Carolina's leading historian Walter Edgar presents a sweeping narrative of a state with an illustrious, sometimes infamous, past. He describes in very human terms 475 years of recorded history in the Palmetto State, including the experiences of all South Carolinians--rich and poor, male and female, those with roots in Africa and in Europe as well as Native Americans. In an eminently readable presentation, Edgar uses letters, diaries, and other writings to let voices from the past take part in telling the state's fascinating story.
Volume 2 (discs 16 to 30) explores the Civil War period to the present day. The audio edition of South Carolina: A History is a project of South Carolina Educational Communications, South Carolina Educational Radio, and the University of South Carolina Press. Walter Edgar's recordings were made possible by grants from the Stringer Foundation and the Callie and John Rainey Foundation.

The South Carolina Colony (True Books)

By Kevin Cunningham

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The South Carolina Colony (True Books)
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A True Book-The Thirteen Colonies

Are you thrilled by true adventure stories? do you wonder how our founding fathers conquered the wilds of North America to create the United States? You'll experience it all in these books that tell the story of the brave men and women who escaped tyranny from across the ocean to forge a new world in 13 colonies that led to the birth of the United States of America.

South Carolina and the American Revolution: A Battlefield History

By John W. Gordon

University of South Carolina Press
Released: 2007-02-07
Paperback (260 pages)

South Carolina and the American Revolution: A Battlefield History
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An estimated one-third of all combat actions in the American Revolution took place in South Carolina. From the partisan clashes of the backcountry's war for the hearts and minds of settlers to bloody encounters with Native Americans on the frontier, more battles were fought in South Carolina than any other of the original thirteen states. The state also had more than its share of pitched battles between Continental troops and British regulars. In South Carolina and the American Revolution: A Battlefield History, John W. Gordon illustrates how these encounters, fought between 1775 and 1783, were critical to winning the struggle that secured Americas independence from Great Britain.

South Carolina - A History

By Louis B. Wright

W. W. Norton & Company
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South Carolina - A History
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Louis Wright's masterful telling of South Carolina's story will fascinate residents and non-residents alike.

A land whose people knew the joy of great victories and the sadness of bitter defeats, South Carolina gave us the first Americans cowboys, the cotton gin, and a long list of colorful military and political figures, from Swamp-Fox Marion to Pitchfork Ben Tillman and Cotton Ed Smith. Louis Wright's masterful telling of the story will fascinate residents and non-residents alike.

South Carolina’s Turkish People: A History and Ethnology

By Terri Ann Ognibene

University of South Carolina Press
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South Carolina’s Turkish People: A History and Ethnology
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Despite its reputation as a melting pot of ethnicities and races, the United States has a well-documented history of immigrants who have struggled through isolation, segregation, discrimination, oppression, and assimilation. South Carolina is home to one such group--known historically and derisively as "the Turks"--which can trace its oral history back to Joseph Benenhaley, an Ottoman refugee from Old World conflict. According to its traditional narrative, Benenhaley served with Gen. Thomas Sumter in the Revolutionary War. His dark-hued descendants lived insular lives in rural Sumter County for the next two centuries, and only in recent decades have they enjoyed the full blessings of the American experience.
Early scholars ignored the Turkish tale and labeled these people "tri-racial isolates" and later writers disparaged them as "so-called Turks." But members of the group persisted in claiming Turkish descent and living reclusively for generations. Now, in South Carolina's Turkish People, Terri Ann Ognibene and Glen Browder confirm the group's traditional narrative through exhaustive original research and oral interviews.
In search of definitive documentation, Browder combed through a long list of primary sources, including historical reports, public records, and private papers. He also devised new evidence, such as a reconstruction of Turkish lineage of the 1800s through genealogical analysis and genetic testing. Ognibene, a descendant of the state's Turkish population, conducted personal interviews with her relatives who had been in the community since the 1900s. They talked at length and passionately about their cultural identity, their struggle for equal rights, and the mixed benefits of assimilation. Ognibene's and Browder's findings are clear. South Carolina's Turkish people finally know and can celebrate their heritage.


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