South Carolina 1540-1776

South Carolina 1540-1776


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Did you know that the Spanish attempted to establish a colony in what is now South Carolina 40 years before the English founded Jamestown in Virginia? Or that the colony's name is derived from two European kings named Charles?

Step back into the early years of South Carolina when the Cherokee and the Catawba were the largest of 29 native groups; and when the colony was one of the few places where Jews and Quakers were welcome in the New World. Learn how the first indigo plants were grown by a 16-year-old girl; and meet such Revolutionary War heroes as Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion and Thomas "the Gamecock" Sumter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426300677
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 08/14/2007
Series: National Geographic Voices from ColonialAmerica Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     9
Early Exploration     13
The English Arrive     23
Life Under the Proprietors     35
A Rocky Time     47
South Carolina Prospers     59
Slavery in Carolina     71
Life on the Coast, Life in the Country     81
Supporting Revolution     93
Time Line     104
Resources     105
Quote Sources     106
Index     107

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