The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina
First published in 1928, The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina is the authoritative work on the Huguenot presence in one of the most important American colonies. Arthur H. Hirsch provides a thorough description and analysis of the Huguenot migration and settlement in South Carolina throughout the colonial period. He describes how Huguenot communities and churches throughout the state were founded and how the first-generation Huguenots integrated into the religious, political, and socioeconomic fabric of early South Carolina.
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke's new introduction places Hirsch's book in its historiographical context as the intellectual heir of Charles W. Baird's groundbreaking work on the subject. He examines the book's strengths, notably its accurate identification of assimilation as the major theme of Huguenot history in South Carolina and its integration of archival and family history research.
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Over the last several years, I have developed an interest in American History. That spilled over into my interest in theology , and I have developed an interest in American Church History. This seemed like a very nice convergence of the two interests in History. Both the advantage and disadvantage, I have had is I have read some thoroughly entertaining and informing authors. Steven Ambrose and David McCullough on the American History side and Stephen Nichols and D.G. Hart on the American Church History side. Tis book , while well researched and in an area of my interst, just does not quite measure up to those standards. In all fairness, the origins of this book were the Ph.D paper of the author, and it has a tendency to read that way through the entire book. This is an informative book, and I guess history doesn't always havae to be entertaining, so if somone has an interest in the Huguenots in America this would be the difinitive work. I guess, I have just been spoiled and this didn't meet the high bar of some of the previous authors that I hve read.
Review: Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina (Southern Classics Series)User Review - Goodreads
While that's what lends some genealogical value, this isn't usually very interesting in the specifics. However, it's an amazingly documented work for its time (1928). Van Ruymbeke--who has contributed ...