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Edisto Island 1663 to 1860

Edisto Island 1663 to 1860

by:  Charles Spencer

The History Press

Softcover; 224 pages
Illustrations: 60 black and white images

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.

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HISTORY HARVEST

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