Barbados and the Carolinas

Posted By Bill Payer on Feb 13, 2023 | 0 comments

Join the Daniel Island Historical Society as we unpack fascinating new chapters about the Barbados-Carolinas connection. Our island’s namesake Robert Daniell, born in England in 1646, was a captain of ships that travelled between London, Barbados and Charles Towne before settling on Daniel Island. Guest speaker Rhoda Green will explore the “Barbados Model” constructed in Barbados by the British and then transported elsewhere. This model was effectively utilized and produced massive wealth for both Barbados and the Carolinas. We’re familiar with the names, portraits, and images of many early settlers who settled in Barbados and Charleston. But we are unfamiliar with the enslaved who made the “Barbados Model” work, while being the ones the model was constructed to maintain and constrain. Green will give us all a new vantage point to expand on our shared story. 

Learn more from the Barbados and Carolinas Legacy Foundation

And check out the PBS program Carolina Stories Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection

And more from the Low Country Digital Library

And don’t forget to join us May 16 for this wonderful program. As always, our monthly programs are free and open to all.
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