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South Carolina
  • Authored by: Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty
  • From the Series: Thirteen Colonies
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816054096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5409-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 975.7
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 144

Summary

In an engaging narrative style, South Carolina thoroughly examines life in the early colony, including such details as the Yamasee War, pirate attacks, slavery, and the effect of such crops as indigo and rice. An entire chapter focuses on the numerous American Indian tribes—mainly the Cherokee and Catawba—who lived throughout the colony, from the coast and lowlands up into the Appalachian Mountains. The highly engaging text covers South Carolina's role in the formation of the Constitution, along with its place as the eighth state to ratify it. Attention is also given to post-Revolution struggles such as the challenge of rebuilding South Carolina and deciding what to do about the remaining Loyalists.

Sidebars include:

  • A description of Carolina from the original charter
  • Stede Bonnet
  • Francisco Chicora
  • Huguenots
  • Pirates, privateers, and Spanish treasure
  • Jean Pierre Purry
  • Lady of Cofitachequi
  • Liberty Tree
  • John Mathews
  • Native Americans and disease
  • Rifles versus muskets
  • The Palmetto State
  • The Slave Code of 1740
  • Dr. Henry Woodward.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs. 11 maps and graphs. Index. Appendix of historical sites in the state. Sidebars. Timeline. Further reading list.

About the Author(s)

Craig A. Doherty has a B.A. in English and history from the University of Massachusetts and studied education at the graduate level at the University of New Mexico. Editor and co-owner of Field Trial Magazine, he has 11 years' experience teaching English at the high school level and six years' experience teaching social studies at both the middle and high school levels.

Katherine M. Doherty has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in library science from Simmons College. Director of learning resources for New Hampshire Community College, she has worked as a librarian at elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as entire school districts. A member of the American Library Association, the New Hampshire Library Association, and the New Hampshire State Library Advisory Council, Doherty serves as a trustee of the Dummer Public Library.

Together Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty are coauthors of more than 25 nonfiction books for children and young adults.

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