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South Carolina History



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South Carolina: A History

By Walter B. Edgar

Brand: Univ of South Carolina Pr
Hardcover (716 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.

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?

South Carolina And the American Revolution: A Battlefield History (Non Series)

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 (Non Series)
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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.

The History of South Carolina (Classic Reprint)

By William Gilmore Simms

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

The History of South Carolina (Classic Reprint)
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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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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Kings Mountain and Cowpens: Our Victory Was Complete (Military)

By Robert W. Brown Jr.

The History Press
Released: 2009-09-15
Kindle Edition (160 pages)

Kings Mountain and Cowpens: Our Victory Was Complete (Military)
 
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From the rocky slopes of Kings Mountain to the plains of Hannah�s Cowpens, the Carolina backcountry hosted two of the Revolutionary War�s most critical battles. On October 7, 1780, the Battle of Kings Mountain utilized guerilla techniques�American Over Mountain Men wearing buckskin and hunting shirts and armed with hunting rifles attacked Loyalist troops from behind trees, resulting in an overwhelming Patriot victory. In January of the next year, the Battle of Cowpens saw a different strategy but a similar outcome: with brilliant military precision, Continental Regulars, dragoons, and Patriot militia executed the war�s only successful double envelopment maneuver to defeat the British. Using firsthand accounts and careful analysis of the best classic and modern scholarship on the subject, historian Robert Brown demonstrates how the combination of both battles facilitated the downfall of General Charles Cornwallis and led to the Patriot victory in America.

Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772 (Rev. William Martin And His Five Shiploads Of Settlers)

By Jean Stephenson

Ishi Press
Paperback (154 pages)

Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772 (Rev. William Martin And His Five Shiploads Of Settlers)
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In 1772, Ireland was still under the feudal system, where wealthy barons owned all the land and tenant farmers had to pay them rent. The Reverend William Martin spoke about this. Members of his church had been reduced to poverty because of the need to pay these excessive rents. He therefore proposed that they pool their resources, charter ships and sail to South Carolina where free land was available. Originally, just a few planned to go. But, as word spread, huge numbers joined the group. It eventually came to 467 families, or five boatloads. This book provides the history of these voyages, the names of the passengers, and documents the land they received and the places where they ultimately settled in South Carolina. The ancestors of the author were among the more than one thousand passengers who arrived on these five ships. Many of them joined the American Revolution and fought against the British when the Revolutionary War broke out three years later.

Reflections of South Carolina (Non Series)

By Robert C. Clark

Brand: University of South Carolina Press
Hardcover (200 pages)

Reflections of South Carolina (Non Series)
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Truly a book that will captivate newcomers and renew the appreciation of longtime residents, this breathtaking photographic exploration showcases the fullness of the state's regional diversity, natural beauty, and human creativity. Two hundred color photographs record South Carolina's people and places, architecture and terrain, flora and fauna, past and progress. With a remarkable ability to capture the splendor and spirit of the land and its inhabitants, Robert C. Clark's photographs and Tom Poland's text craft a work of artistry and magnificence. A foreword by South Carolina historian Walter Edgar complements the photographs.

From the forests and white-water rivers of the mountains to the cypress swamps of the coastal plain, South Carolina's natural wonders shine forth. The state's diverse geography and wealth of rivers, lakes, streams, and marshes are depicted along with such sights as an early Upstate snowfall, vibrantly colored wildflowers, a live oak tunnel near Edisto Island, and cypress needles on a Carolina bay.

South Carolina artisans and performers are featured, as are cityscapes, the technological achievements of the state's industries, and its numerous recreational opportunities. The volume includes historic landmarks such as the State House, Midleton Place, Wilcox Inn, and the slave tenement at the Aiken-Rhett House, and less prominent structures―gristmills, farmhouses, general stores, and the state's last covered bridge. The photographs show people enjoying music and cultural events; re-creating the Revolutionary and Civil War; casting, crabbing, and shrimping along the coast; and hot air ballooning.

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

By Colin Woodard

Penguin Books
Released: 2012-09-25
Paperback (384 pages)

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
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An endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven nations that continue to shape North America According to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard North America is made up of eleven distinct nations each with its own unique historical roots In American Nations he takes readers on a journey through the history of our fractured continent offering a revolutionary and revelatory take on American identity and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and continue to mold our future From the Deep South to the Far West to Yankeedom to El Norte Woodard reveals how each region continues to uphold its distinguishing ideals and identities today with results that can be seen in the composition of the U S Congress or on the county-by-county election maps of presidential elections

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

By Karen Stokes

The History Press
Released: 2015-01-19
Kindle Edition (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.


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