Carolina Gold Rice: The Ebb and Flow History of a Lowcountry Cash Crop

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Carolina Gold, the celebrated variety of rice established in the South Carolina Lowcountry, perhaps saved the fledgling colony at the beginning of the eighteenth century and remained integral to the local economy for nearly two hundred years. However, the labor required to produce it encouraged the establishment of slavery, ultimately contributing to the region's economic collapse following the Civil War. Richard Schulze, who reintroduced this crop in South Carolina after nearly a century's absence, provides this fascinating inside story of an industry that helped build some of the largest fortunes in America. Drawing on both historical research and personal experience, Schulze reveals the legacy of this once-forgotten Lowcountry icon.
ISBN: 9781609496203
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: American Palate
Images: 11
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 7 (h)
Dick Schulze is a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins Medical School and was educated in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins and Moorefield's Hospital, University of London. He currently lives on a plantation in Tillman, South Carolina, with his wife Tricia and their two golden retrievers, Ducey and Dingle. He is an avid hunter and outdoorsman and is actively engaged in game management.
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