The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina (Google eBook)

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Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009 - History - 338 pages
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Although there may have been a few scattered French Huguenots who settled in South Carolina earlier, the first group to arrive came in 1669 and was the forerunner of many others. This well-written volume provides some historical background to their emigration and detailed discussions of their settlements at Charleston, Santee, St. Thomas, St. Dennis, the Orange Quarter, St. John's Berkley, St. Stephen's, Purrysburg, and Hillsboro. There is an extensive discussion of their religious and political affairs, and of their role in the development of the colony. A great deal of biographical data is presented, including a chapter on prominent families, and numerous reproductions of portraits. This volume is very well documented, has an extensive bibliography, an appendix with unpublished letters and documents, and a complete index.
  

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Contents

THE EUROPEAN BACKGROUND AND THE BEGINNINGS IN CAROLINA
3
THE HUGUENOT SETTLEMENTS
14
THE FRENCHPROTESTANT CHURCHES
47
THE ASSIMILATION OF THE HUGUENOTS
90
THE DISSENTER FIGHT OR THE RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL STRUGGLE 16821706
103
POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS RIVALRIES AFTER 1706
131
THE FRENCH PROTESTANTS AND CULTURE
153
THE ECONOMIC SUCCESS OF THE HUGUENOTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
155
RURAL INDUSTRIES IN WHICH HUGUENOTS ENGAGED EXTENSIVELY
196
EMINENT AND THRIFTY HUGUENOT FAMILIES
218
SIDELIGHTS ON THE HUGUENOT INFLUENCE IN CHARLES TOWN LIFE
239
CONCLUSION
261
BIBLIOGRAPHY
265
APPENDIX
283
INDEX
331

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About the author (2009)

James S. Hirsch is former reporter for"The New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal". He is the author of four nonfiction books, including the "New York Times" bestseller. "Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter", which was the basis for the film of the same name starring Denzel Washington. Hirsch is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has a master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sheryl, and their children, Amanda and Garrett. Born and raised in St. Louis, he remains a diehard Cardinal fan.

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