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The drama of South Carolina history is brought to life in this concise, lively and highly readable commentary. The book presents a complete narrative of South Carolina history without excessive details....

Title : South Carolina: A Synoptic History For Laymen
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ISBN : 9780878440047
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 563 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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South Carolina: A Synoptic History For Laymen Reviews

  • Terry Cornell
    2019-03-15 13:17

    I bought this book in South Carolina on our first trip there a few years ago. Fascinated by the historical points of interest we viewed, this book presented a good overview of the state's history. The title sounds a little dry, but the author injects humor on occasion and does treat subjects with brevity while still accurately capturing the key moments in time. I found the chapter covering South Carolina during the Revolutionary War one of the most interesting. Most history of the period I have read or seen are usually more focused from a New England perspective. Another chapter I found interesting was the period leading to the pre-Civil War era, when the state was already considering secession due to tariffs imposed by the Northern controlled federal government. The later chapters dealing with the more modern, post WWI through WWII, I didn't find as interesting. Overall a good resource if you're interested in South Carolina history.