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Published: Oct 21 2015
Size: 6 x 9
Lawrence S. Rowland and Stephen R. Wise
Lawrence S. Rowland is distinguished professor emeritus of history at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort and past president of the South Carolina Historical Society. He is the co-author (with Stephen R. Wise) of The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: Volume 1, 1514–1861 and Rebellion, Reconstruction, Redemption, 1861–1893: The History of Beaufort County, Volume 2. Rowland lives on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, with his wife, the former Margot Hunter. They have three grown children.
Stephen R. Wise is the director of the Parris Island Museum and the cultural resource manager for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and he serves on the editorial board for South Carolina Historical Magazine. He is the author of two books published by the University of South Carolina Press—Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running during the Civil War and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863, named by the South Carolina Historical Society as the best book written on South Carolina History in 1994. Wise lives in Beaufort with his wife, Alice Parsons Wise.
"This third volume of the history of Beaufort County, South Carolina, completes a decades-old project that rivals in detail those wonderful 19th century English county histories. Revolution, change, and turmoil have shaped and continue to shape what many take for a sleepy coastal community. In this skillfully woven narrative, the authors reveal a complex story of a people and a place that successively and successfully have accepted and adapted to change."—Walter Edgar
"It is a reading experience that will delight anyone who appreciates a story well told."—The Journal of Southern History
"The book is an intriguing and nuanced history of Beaufort County. The authors weave the economic, political, educational, and social history into a fascinating story of the Lowcountry that transports the reader to experience the events and the people. It clearly communicates the place Beaufort County plays in the history of South Carolina."—Jane T. Upshaw, chancellor, University of South Carolina Beaufort
"This volume is a model of local history. It strikes just the right balance between the broad and the detailed, the thematic and the topical and, because this is Beaufort, the timeless and the timely. Those who think they know the Beaufort story will find in these pages both a skillful retelling and also a wealth of new information. Those new to the story will be mightily impressed by the authors' command of the subject and the way in which the story told here limns a focused version of most of the ventral themes of Southern history."—John McCardell, president emeritus of Middlebury College
"This volume is unique to a particular county in South Carolina, but similar events were happening in other barrier islands from North Carolina to Florida. This may be the tale of Beaufort County, but its history has a much wider perspective... Recommended. All levels/libraries, especially along the Atlantic seaboard."—Choice
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