“The History of Slavery in the South Carolina Lowcountry”

Posted By Beth on Jan 26, 2015 | 0 comments

04/21/2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Church of the Holy Cross
299 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Lee Ann Bain
(843) 822-5248

rice threshing

Many of the early colonists to the Carolina Colony were sugar cane planters from the West Indies and Bermuda. Their slave plantation economy was duplicated in the Carolina Lowcountry. West Africans already had the necessary skills and experience to cultivate rice, one of the great cash crops of the coastal region and thousands of Africans were forcibly brought to South Carolina as white planters needed a large labor force to operate their plantations. Join the Daniel Island Historical Society at the Church of the Holy Cross on April 21 as historian and author Doug Bostick unveils the brutality and inhumanity of this system, exposing some of the myths of slavery and challenging the conventional understanding of how the system worked. Mr. Bostick will also explore the impact of slavery on the culture of the Lowcountry.

(Image: www.unf.edu. Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, October 20, 1966, p. 72)

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