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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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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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Update on Rice Cultivation at Orton Plantation

The famous Orton Plantation (about which I’ve blogged I number of times) appeared in the News and Observer this week. Orton is owned by a billionaire with ancestral ties to the plantation. He is interested in growing rice there but … Continue reading

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The New ‘Green Book’ for South Carolina

The original Negro Travelers’ Green Book form 1936 served as a travel guide for African Americans navigating the Jim Crow South. The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission has created a new, Green Book of South Carolina, appropriately updated to … Continue reading

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Slavery, Public Memory, Education and the Rice Kingdom

No aspect of the Rice Kingdom’s past is more fraught now than gaining a proper understanding of what Lowcountry slavery was like in scope and texture. We can’t truly know it, but we can come much closer than we have. … Continue reading

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Gullah-Geechee Corridor in AJC

The Atlanta Journal Constitution spread the word on the Gullah-Geechee Corridor complete with a nod to rice culture in a recent edition. They focused on the presentation of Gullah culture and slave life on Boone Hall Plantation for what was … Continue reading

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Reuters Covers Current Real Estate Market in Rice Kingdom Plantations

Reuters ran a piece today on the prices and history of owning Rice Kingdom plantations in the past century.

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