In his second volume of Edisto history, Spencer 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.Some of the Edisto men and women took over cultivation of cotton fields on St. Helena, for wages, under the federalized plantation program. ... where Fort Pulaski recently had been captured from the Confederates and major repairs and improvements were underway. ... broad range of programs for the thousands of a contrabandsa who had flooded into the Federal enclave around Port Royal Sound.
|Title||:||Edisto Island, 1861 to 2006|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2008-03-21|