The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina

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University of South Carolina Press, 1999 - History - 338 pages
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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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Arthur H. Hirsch (1878-1976) was professor and chair of the Department of History at the Ohio Wesleyan University and taught American history at the University of Michigan and Duke University.

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