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Charleston, South Carolina and Beyond (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Martha Zierden. Elizabeth J. Reitz.

Charleston, South Carolina, is probably best known as an urban center servicing a plantation economy supported by slave labor, but this is only part of the city's function. The city was an important social, political, and economic port on the Atlantic seaboard, a vital link between interior centers of production and the transatlantic world. Charles Town began as a thriving hub for the Native American trade, as well as for cattle and forest products. This trade connected rural homesteads and...