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Impetuous and strong-willed, a 15-year-old planter's daughter commits the unpardonable sin of the mid-19th century: desiring to marry a man beneath her family's social station. Hardcover.
This volume reflects an effort to restore some accuracy to the historical record with regard to black soldiers who fought for the Confederacy. Through correspondence, military records, narrative reminiscences, and newspaper accounts from these brave men who served what they considered their country, we hope to discover not only that they did fight, but also how they fought to restore honor to the fallen among them. Paperback.
The Union army’s bombardment of Charleston lasted 545 days, a record not exceeded until the siege of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) during World War II. First-time author W. Chris Phelps uses letters, diaries, and other primary documents to describe life inside the target city. By referencing military archives, he also supports the widely held contemporary belief that the shelling was prolonged by the North’s desire for terror and revenge against the civilian population, and had no military purpose once the initial strategy had failed.
Rich in history and even richer in taste, the desserts in this Pelican Classic cookbook are sure to tingle the taste buds and add that special touch to every type of dinner and party. From Cordavi Restaurant’s Roasted Plum Cobbler to the Square Onion Café’s Silver Moon Caramel Cake, this first-class cookbook also serves as a restaurant guide with photographs, history, and stories accompanying the award-winning recipes. Author Janice Shay includes priceless knowledge about the Charleston area and trivia about each of the restaurants featured in the book.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Charleston, as the site where the Ordinance of Secession was signed, faced the full wrath of Union forces. In response, the Charleston Battalion, comprised of volunteers from all strata of local society, formed a loyal, effective fighting unit. They served with distinction in several campaigns in Virginia and North Carolina and defended their hometown against Union invaders.
The Confederate Cookbook: Family Favorites from the Sons of Confederate Veterans contains over 340 of Dixie’s finest recipes courtesy of contemporary Confederate kitchens from Florida to Alaska. Here you’ll find the delicious, traditional dishes that evoke the flavor of the Old South, as well as savory regional favorites from all over the country. Hardcover.
This 35 x 26-inch full-color poster serves as a quick reference and study guide for the classroom or for anyone with an interest in Confederate history. In addition to its centrally placed map of the Confederate states, it includes photos of all eight Confederate full generals, all seventeen lieutenant generals, eighteen major and brigadier generals, eight members of the presidential cabinet, and twenty-five important Confederate sites that can be visited today.
This comprehensive history traces the quest for a peaceable and lawful revolution, from Britain’s Glorious Revolution to Canada’s current situation, with a special emphasis on the constitutional questions raised by the American Civil War.
Over South Carolina’s capitol dome fly three flags: the United States flag, the flag of South Carolina, and the Confederate battle flag. This unique distinction among American capitols has led to its fair share of controversy. The battle flag often evokes as strong emotions today as during the War for Southern Independence. Paperback.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
This innovative story infuses Clement C. Moore’s classic poem with traditional Gullah folklore and characters. Traveling through a coastal South Carolina town, Buh Rabbit delivers his presents to all of the good boys and girls.
This is the only Christmas book written for children in Gullah, an English-derived Creole language spoken primarily by African-Americans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts. Gullah continues to gain both national and international attention and appreciation as people are exposed to its rich language and the folklore and customs associated with it.
Through the 31 line illustrations and brief historical narrative, children are able to follow the life of Jefferson Davis from Rosemont, his boyhood home in Woodville, Mississippi, to his marriage to Virginia Howell. This book describes his terms as a member of the House of Representatives and Senate, and his role in the drama of the Civil War as president of the Confederacy.
The Majesty of Beaufort invites you to come inside and enjoy the simple elegance and down-home southern charm of these historic homes. Inside these pages you will find stunning full-color photographs of historic house museums, architectural landmarks, and the famous downtown historic district. Hardcover.
The architectural profile of Charleston has had many face-lifts. Time, natural disasters, and wars have all left scars on historic homes and buildings, but still they exemplify the city’s charm. Unlike many other cities, Charleston has abided by a desire to repair and maintain as opposed to raze and modernize.
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