Edisto Island, 1861 to 2006: Ruin, Recovery and Rebirth by Charles Spencer

By Charles Spencer

The Civil conflict hit Edisto Island tough. among the mandated evacuation, Union profession and the eventual emancipation of the slaves, the cotton plantation financial system that had sustained the island fell to destroy. yet this phoenix was once to upward push from the ashes of warfare to turn into one of many most suitable locations for enjoyable and solar at the South Carolina coast.
Charles Spencer, in his moment quantity of Edisto background, recounts the occasions of the Civil battle, the struggles of Reconstruction, the results of the recent freedman classification and the island's rebirth as a favourite destination and sleek neighborhood within the 20th century. each one bankruptcy deals an stress-free expedition into the prior and a close examine the extraordinary historical past of Edisto.

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