From the Inside Flap
Twilight of the South Carolina Rice Fields also features an introduction by noted economic historian Peter A. Coclanis that places these letters and the legacy of the Heyward family into a broader historical context.
About the Author
Margaret Belser Hollis is the granddaughter of South Carolina governor Duncan Clinch Heyward and great-granddaughter of Edward Barnwell Heyward. A member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina, Hollis is the author of My Mother Was a Heyward: The Story of the Clinch Heyward Family of South Carolina and a coeditor of South Carolina Portraits: A Collection of Portraits of South Carolinians and Portraits in South Carolina.
Allen H. Stokes is the director of the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina and recipient of the Governor's Archives Award of the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, the Alexander S. Salley Award of the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies, and the State of South Carolina's highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto.