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Recalling “The Weeping Time”

The Savannah Morning News published an account recalling the tragic and terrible mass sale of 429 enslaved people in 1859. The sale, labeled “The Weeping Time” by African Americans, it is remembered as the largest auction of humans in the … Continue reading

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The Word Plantation and Its Implications

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the death of George Floyd the structural and persistent aspects of racism are being called out. A secondary, but still important feature of Americans’ reevaluation of images, symbols, and … Continue reading

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Hasty Point Rice Plantation Becomes Part of Waccamaw NWR

One of the less appreciated legacies of rice culture and the fact that many plantations remained undeveloped and fairly intact, is their role in establishing a wildlife refuge space today and into the future. Hasty Point Plantation on the Pee … Continue reading

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Tomotley Plantation Sell for Nearly 8 Million

Tomotley Plantation, an ACE Basin property deeded by the crown in the late 17th Century served as a working rice plantation for generations. Over that time hundreds of enslaved people worked and lived there. Like most ACE Basin rice plantation, … Continue reading

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Hash – a Rice Kingdom Product

I have to confess to an abiding passion for hash on rice. Hannah Raskin produced a nice study of the current state of hash offerings in South Carolina. She also gives a tidy history of hash too. Read it here.

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Lonnie Bunch’s Visit to Friendfield Plantation

Lonnie G. Bunch III, the acclaimed visionary and first director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, now Secretary of the Smithsonian, brings some rice culture into his new book. In an account excerpted at … Continue reading

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Building the Rice Kingdom and the Reparations Debate

The LA Times ran a thoughtful and lengthy piece this week on the reparations debate with their focus on Charleston and the Rice Kingdom. They quote important rice culture historians Professor David Littlefield, Vinnie Deas Moore, Zenobia Harper, and Richard … Continue reading

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Hurricane Towers in the Rice Kingdom

The Georgetown Times offers a feature on local history produced by the Georgetown County Museum. The series is called “Museum Around the Corner” and does a nice job of making readers aware of local features of the past. The most … Continue reading

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Cypress Gardens Open Again

If, like many of us, you love a swamp, then Cypress Gardens should be on your agenda. They have a Swamparium! The one-time Dean Hall rice plantation  has been a park for decades. A massive flood in 2015 enveloped the … Continue reading

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Architectural Digest Visits Mulberry Plantation

In 2016, the venerable magazine of building design, Architectural Digest ran a piece on  the enigmatic style of Mulberry Plantation. I missed that for the blog at the time. But the piece is now available online.  The emphasis in on the … Continue reading

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