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South Carolina : a history

Author: Walter B Edgar
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first comprehensive history of South Carolina published in nearly fifty years, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter B Edgar
ISBN: 1570032556 9781570032554
OCLC Number: 38964188
Description: xxiii, 716 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: The land called Chicora --
Spanish South Carolina --
The colony of a colony --
Peopling the province --
More like a Negro country --
The proprietary regime --
Trying royal government --
The riches of the province --
Everyday life in colonial South Carolina --
Threats: foreign and domestic --
The American Revolution --
Quest for order --
To raise something for sale --
Visit to Antebellum South Carolina --
Calculating the value of the Union --
The Civil War: part I, 1860-1865 --
The Civil War: part II, 1865-1877 --
Return of the old order --
Tillman --
South Carolina and the first new South --
The draining years --
All in one lifetime --
Adjusting to new circumstances.
Responsibility: Walter Edgar.

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This is a chronicle of South Carolina describing in human terms 475 years of recorded history in the Palmetto State. Recounting the period from the first Spanish exploration to the end of the Civil  Read more...

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