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Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina

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$31.00 • £26.95 • €28.95

ISBN 9780674060227

Publication Date: 05/15/2011


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones, 1 line illustration, 5 maps, 15 tables


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  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on the Text
  • Introduction
  • 1. Laying Claim to the Land
  • 2. Rice Culture Origins
  • 3. Transforming the Plantation Landscape
  • 4. City, Hinterland, and Frontier
  • 5. Marketplace of Identity
  • 6. Henry Laurens’s Empire
  • Conclusion: Into the American South
  • Abbreviations
  • Appendix: Statistical Tables
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Illustrations:
    • Frontispiece: The South Carolina Lowcountry
    • Figure 2.1. Inland swamp rice field
    • Figure 3.1. Tidal swamp rice field
    • Figure 3.2. A Lowcountry rice plantation
    • Figure 4.1. An indigo plantation during the “making season”
    • Map 4.1. Zones of settlement in the Lowcountry
    • Map 4.2. Plantation settlement along the Cooper and Santee Rivers, c. 1785
    • Figure 5.1. George Roupell, Peter Manigault and His Friends, c. 1750s
    • Figure 6.1. Food exchanges on Henry Laurens’s plantation enterprise, 1766–1773
    • Figure 6.2. John Singleton Copley, Henry Laurens, 1782
    • Map 6.1. Henry Laurens’s plantations, 1756–1792
    • Map 6.2. Rattray Green: Henry Laurens’s Ansonborough compound, Charlestown, c. 1780

Awards & Accolades

  • 2006 George C. Rogers, Jr., Award, South Carolina Historical Society

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