edisto island 1663 to 1860 wild eden to cotton aristocracy definitive history

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Edisto Island 1663 To 1860

Author : Charles Spencer
ISBN : 9781625844569
Genre : Photography
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Beautiful Edisto Island has not always been a vacationers’ haven in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Before European settlement, it was home to the Edisto Indians and a wide variety of wildlife. Author Charles Spencer chronicles Edisto’s history, from the early days when English and Scottish planters and their African slaves settled the lush island paradise and established plantations that flourished until the Civil War. Wild Eden to Cotton Aristocracy is an impeccably researched and superbly written must-read for all whose hearts call Edisto home.

Red White And Black Make Blue

Author : Andrea Feeser
ISBN : 9780820338170
Genre : History
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Like cotton, indigo has defied its humble origins. Left alone it might have been a regional plant with minimal reach, a localized way of dyeing textiles, paper, and other goods with a bit of blue. But when blue became the most popular color for the textiles that Britain turned out in large quantities in the eighteenth century, the South Carolina indigo that colored most of this cloth became a major component in transatlantic commodity chains. In Red, White, and Black Make Blue, Andrea Feeser tells the stories of all the peoples who made indigo a key part of the colonial South Carolina experience as she explores indigo's relationships to land use, slave labor, textile production and use, sartorial expression, and fortune building. In the eighteenth century, indigo played a central role in the development of South Carolina. The popularity of the color blue among the upper and lower classes ensured a high demand for indigo, and the climate in the region proved sound for its cultivation. Cheap labor by slaves—both black and Native American—made commoditization of indigo possible. And due to land grabs by colonists from the enslaved or expelled indigenous peoples, the expansion into the backcountry made plenty of land available on which to cultivate the crop. Feeser recounts specific histories—uncovered for the first time during her research—of how the Native Americans and African slaves made the success of indigo in South Carolina possible. She also emphasizes the material culture around particular objects, including maps, prints, paintings, and clothing. Red, White, and Black Make Blue is a fraught and compelling history of both exploitation and empowerment, revealing the legacy of a modest plant with an outsized impact.

Edisto Island

Author : Amy S. Connor
ISBN : 0738517674
Genre : Travel
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Great fortunes were once made on tiny Edisto Island, as nineteenth-century planters and their families farmed indigo and cotton. Although the ancient, oak-shaded path to Edisto is now a highway, the trees overhead remain draped with lush Spanish moss, luring travelers to another era. Proud of their preservation of the island, residents here strive to maintain a lifestyle that is close to nature and removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. This remarkable new photographic history features over 200 vintage images, many never before seen by the public. With photographs of the founding planters and their families, homes, landscapes and beach views, and intimate views of everyday life on Edisto plantations, this book gives us a glimpse of what the "island experience" was like through the years.

Edisto Island 1861 To 2006

Author : Charles Spencer
ISBN : 9781625844576
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The Civil War hit Edisto Island hard. Between the mandated evacuation, Union occupation and the eventual emancipation of the slaves, the cotton plantation economy that had sustained the island fell to ruin. But this phoenix was to rise from the ashes of war to become one of the premier destinations for fun and sun on the South Carolina coast. Charles Spencer, in his second volume of Edisto history, recounts the events of the Civil War, the struggles of Reconstruction, the effects of the new freedman class and the island’s rebirth as a favorite vacation spot and modern community in the twentieth century. Each chapter offers an enjoyable excursion into the past and a detailed look at the remarkable history of Edisto.

A Centennial Edition Of The History Of The United States

Author : Benson John Lossing
ISBN : NYPL:33433081734984
Genre : United States
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The Colonization Of North America 1492 1783

Author : Herbert Bolton
ISBN : 1511695439
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The Colonization of North America 1492-1783 is an expansive history of the New World's colonization and includes many maps.

Remembering Troy

Author : Don Rittner
ISBN : 1596295368
Genre : History
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Known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Troy, New York, has ridden the roller coaster of the modern technological boom. For centuries, the city has been home to innovators, educators and visionaries, including William Henry Jackson, whose famous photographs captured the spirit of the American West, and Emma Willard, the pioneering author who founded the first institution of higher education for women. Discover Troy's surprising connections to the legendary Uncle Sam, the advent of espionage aircraft and the origins of American geology. In "Remembering Troy," historian Don Rittner highlights the city's rich past and demonstrates that Troy, like its fabled Greek predecessor, can rise again to global prominence.

Invisible Residents

Author : Ivan T. Sanderson
ISBN : 1931882207
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A unique contribution to the study of the UFOs, originally published over 30 years ago, this updated edition includes new photographs and illustrations, and an extensive Foreword by David Hatcher Childress discussing more recent Underwater UFOs -- now called USOs -- Unidentified Submersible Objects. In the last 30 years, new sightings have occurred and new information on old sightings has come forth through the Freedom of Information Acts in the USA, Britain and Australia. These curious incidents during official military manoeuvres raise many questions: Do the British and Americans have underwater military bases capable of launching UFOs? Could the ultimate docking stations for some of the UFOs seen constantly around the world be deep in our oceans? Could these still-operational underwater docking bases have been built in our distant past by extraterrestrials? Sanderson chronicles hundreds of curious unidentified underwater object incidents, many which emerge from the water to fly through the air, and draws some startling conclusions.

Notes On England

Author : Hippolyte Taine
ISBN : HARVARD:HNJLCN
Genre : England
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The Shadow Of Solomon The Lost Secret Of The Freemasons Revealed

Author : Laurence Gardner
ISBN : 9780007343560
Genre : Social Science
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What secrets lie behind the mysterious order of the Freemasons? Published to coincide with Dan Brown's new novel, set in the enigmatic world of Freemasonry, Laurence Gardner's new book draws on his experience as a Freemason to create a compelling insider's account of the startling truth behind Masonic history and secret workings of Freemasonry.

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