Friday, November 6, 2015

Booknotes: Bridging the Sea Island's Past and Present, 1893-2006

New Arrival:

Bridging the Sea Island's Past and Present, 1893-2006: The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 3 by Lawrence S. Rowland & Stephen R. Wise (Univ of SC Pr, 2015).

Bridging the Sea Island's Past and Present, 1893-2006 is the concluding volume of a monumental Beaufort County, South Carolina local history trilogy. With twenty years between The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 1514-1861 and Rebellion, Reconstruction, and Redemption, 1861-1893: The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 2 it's a bit surprising to see 2 and 3 come out in the same year. My review of Rebellion, Reconstruction, and Redemption will be posted sometime in the next week or so. That book ended with hints of an upcoming natural disaster and indeed Volume 3 begins with the Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893 before turning readers toward in-depth treatments of the full range of social, demographic, political, international and economic forces that shaped life in Beaufort County over the past 120 years.

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