It Happened in South Carolina

Book Description

Much has happened in South Carolina throughout its checkered three hundred year history. It Happened in South Carolina goes behind-the-scenes to tell its story, in over 30 short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Palmetto State.

• Discover the escapades of “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet, who terrorized the coastline alongside the notorious Blackbeard.

• Make the acquaintance of young Eliza Lucas, who changed the course of American history when she took charge of the family plantation at the tender age of sixteen.

• Learn about the famous Haile Gold Mine, at one time the most successful producer of gold east of the Mississippi River.

• Learn how the Jenkins Orphanage Band originated the dance craze known as the Charleston.

About Perry, Lee Davis

Lee Davis Perry was raised in Charleston and returned there in 1987 to focus on a freelance marketing and advertising career.
J. Michael McLaughlin has been living in and writing about the Lowcountry for more than twenty years.