The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byPeter A. Coclanis

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This important new book charts the economic and social rise and fall of a small, but intriguing part of the American South: Charleston and the surrounding South Carolina low country. Spanning 250 years, Coclanis's study analyzes the interaction of both external and internal forces on the cityand countryside, examining the effects of various factors--the environment, the market, economic and political ideology, and social institutions--on the region's economy from its colonial beginnings to its collapse in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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This book examines the economic rise and fall of one small, but intriguing part of the American South, the low country of South Carolina.

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This important new book charts the economic and social rise and fall of a small, but intriguing part of the American South: Charleston and the surrounding South Carolina low country. Spanning 250 years, Coclanis's study analyzes the interaction of both external and internal forces on the cityand countryside, examining the effects of va...

Peter A. Coclanis is at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195072677

ISBN - 13:9780195072679

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This book examines the economic rise and fall of one small, but intriguing part of the American South, the low country of South Carolina.

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Much may be gleaned from this elegantly crafted essay on the Carolina lowcountry. It is the best-written book of regional economic history that I have ever read, and it compares favorably with the best in history at large."--William and Mary Quarterly