The first six chapters of this collection of essays focus on the formative decades of South Carolina's history, from 1670 through the 1730s. There is attention to the colony's reliance on slave labor and how an emerging elite asserted their new status.
The author considers the rise of pirates, how they were regarded by both colonists and English authorities, how they affected the life and commerce of the places where they operated on the coast of the Carolina colonies, and how they were eradicated. Originally published as one of the Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science (12th series V-VI-VII). Reprints of these titles were published in 1971 and 1973. An additional copy can be found at HF3025 .H8.
This book explores how people in the southern colonies came into possession of vital knowledge when there was no regular mail delivery system and covers the period before 1740s. The book begins with looking at the 16th and 17th centuries, focusing primarily on the situation in Florida. It moves on to look at oral networks such as scouts, traders, missionaries, and others. Lastly, it looks at war years and the years following before printing presses were brought to the region.
"Life in the Southern Colonies." Journal of the American Revolution, 2013
This book provides a detailed look at the role of colonial agents in London who represented the interests of the colony. It looks at the beginning and early development, as well as the duties, personnel, financial burdens, cooperation between agents and merchants, annoyances, and success/failures. It does include several appendixes including a list of Agents.
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This book look at the history of agriculture in the southern United States that began with the planting of the first crops by English colonists in Virginia in 1586, and moves onwards to look at the farmers that made their way by experiments along economic, biological and physical lines. It is mostly presented by commodity but does look at cotton, tobacco, general crops, and livestock. There are a number of really good statistical tables looking at numbers, prices, etc.