Dr. Charles Spencer/Book Talk - Book Signing
Tues., May 14 at 5 PM at Edisto Branch &
Wed., May 15 - 6 PM in Walterboro/library
Two highly anticipated volumes about the history of Edisto Island
Vol. 1 - Edisto Island: 1663 - 1860, Wild Eden to Cotton Aristocracy
Vol. 2 - Edisto Island: 1861 - 2006, Ruin, Recovery, and Rebirth
Author Charles Spencer chronicles Edisto's history, from the early days when English and Scottish planters and their African slaves settled the lush island paradise and established plantations that flourished until the Civil War in Volume 1 and in Volume 2 recounts the events of the Civil War, the struggles of Reconstruction, the effects of the new freedman class and the island's rebirth as a favorite vacation spot and modern community in the twentieth century. Each chapter offers an enjoyable excursion into the past and a detailed look at the remarkable history of Edisto.
Event Free & Open to the public