Cover photo: A History of Beaufort County - Bridging the Sea Islands' Past and Present, 1893–2006
University of South Carolina Press

A History of Beaufort County - Bridging the Sea Islands' Past and Present, 1893–2006

In the third volume of the history of Beaufort County, Lawrence S. Rowland and Stephen R. Wise conclude their five hundred–year chronicle of the legendary South Carolina Sea Islands. A History of Beaufort County - Bridging the Sea Islands' Past and Present, 1893–2006 (2016, USC Press) begins with the devastating Sea Island Hurricane of 1893, one of the worst natural disasters in American history. The storm was followed by a hurricane of violence, political and social revolution,...

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