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How to Write About Historic Plantations

In my previous post I mentioned that an online conversation among Twitterstorians had covered the subject of how media cover the sale of historic plantations. While the conversation covers plantations of many locations or based in cotton or sugar, the … Continue reading

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Plantation Tourism in the Lowcountry Evolves

The ongoing reckoning with the history of racial oppression, especially the history of enslavement, is quickening among the Lowcountry’s tourist plantations. This week, the Washington Post brought a new piece examining this process and its most recent changes. N.B. Among … Continue reading

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Hofwyl-Broadfield Rice Plantation Preserves and Interprets Rice Culture

The Brunswick News published two pieces recently about Hofwyl-Broadfield plantation on the Altamaha River in Glenn County, GA. The one-time rice plantation is now a Georgia state park that preserves and interprets rice culture and enslavement of over 300 persons … Continue reading

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Pipemaker’s Canal Remains Working Artifact of Rice Culture

The Pipemaker’s Canal runs through three cities, lastly Savannah, GA before pouring its collection into the Savannah River. The canal’s origins date the early national period when two rice magnates had it constructed to help with the water management of … Continue reading

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Mid-century Film of Rice Practices Discovered

Hannah Raskin revealed in the Post and Courier that a home movie demonstrating a range of rice culture practices¬† has been discovered.¬† The film dates from 1941 and took place on the Edisto River plantation called Willtown Bluff.   The … Continue reading

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Laurel Hill Plantation: From Rice to Recreation

Recently Laurel Hill Plantation in Mt. Pleasant became open to the public with multi-use recreational trails. The plantation is among the oldest in the state and has included a brick yard, rice culture and cotton production. The Park system of … Continue reading

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Archaelogists Conintuing Dig at Hampton Rice Plantation

Since 2010 state archaeologists have been working with the help of many volunteers to learn more about the lives of the slaves on the state-owned property. Hampton is famous, in part because Archibald Rutledge, South Carolina’s first poet laureate, made … Continue reading

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