"In this history of South Carolina, Kenneth Townsend examines the rich and complicated past of these places. Beginning with the area's earliest settlers, Townsend traces the state's integral role in the American Revolution and its rise as an agricultural powerhouse; the Civil War and the legacy of slavery; and its recent economic re-emergence after the Civil Rights era. Highlighting major historical figures, key events, and cultural icons from Andrew Jackson to James Brown, Townsend sheds light on one of the country's oldest and loveliest states."--Jacket
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-339) and index
Inhabitants before European discovery -- Discovery and early settlement -- South Carolina in the colonial era -- The turmoil of revolution -- Postwar directions -- Antebellum South Carolina -- South Carolina and the coming of civil war -- The Civil War -- Reconstruction -- Tillmanism, progress, and war: 1890-1918 -- Between the wars -- The Palmetto State in World War II -- Joining the union
cut off text on page 258-259 due to tight margin, inherent from the physical copy.