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Sunken Plantations:: The Santee Cooper Project (Vintage Images)

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About the Author

Doug Bostick is a native of James Island and is an eighth-generation South Carolinian. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and earned a master's degree from the University of South Carolina. Bostick is a former staff and faculty member of the University of South Carolina and the University of Maryland. He is the author of fifteen books, and his knowledge of history is enhanced by a raconteur's gift for storytelling.
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Product Details

  • Series: Vintage Images
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596294698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596294691
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,033,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Bostick loves LowCountry history and it shows in every deeply researched word in this, his latest work. If the title doesn't down right out suck you in with that page turnin' interest, don't press your luck by reading one single word further inside. Douglas does an excellent job of presenting so much historical information in such a down to earth personable way that you don't even realize you're actually learning something at the same time you're enjoying reading about the controversial Santee Cooper Project of the 30's. He, through hundreds of interviews, handles what could very well have been depicted as a much strained racial era in that section of the south with a sense of humor (A BLACK WOMAN WHO WAS ASKED WHAT SHE FELT ABOUT BEING MOVED OUT OF THE AREA THAT SHE HAD BEEN BORN IN FOR THE PROPOSED LAKE FLOODING PROJECT AND SHE SAID THAT SHE'D BE "GIVEN A NEW HOUSE TO LIVE WITH HER FAMILY IN, NEAR THE SAME NEIGHBORS, AND THAT EACH FAMILY WOULD BE GIVEN A HUNDRED CHICKENS, WHY, I'LL BE SITTIN' ON MY FRONT PORCH HAVING MACARONI PIE EVER'E SINGLE DAY!"), while not overlooking some of the deep emotions tied with being forced to give up one's home land. (SEVERAL PLANTATION OWNERS TOOK THIER FIGHT TO THE COURTS WHERE IMMINENT DOMAIN RULED. ONE MAN HAD VOWED HE WOULD NEVER LEAVE HIS HOME, A NEAT SMALL FARM HOUSE WITH TIDY OUT BUILDINGS FOR MEAT SMOKING, FOR THE ANIMALS, ETC....A HOME IN WHICH HIS WIFE AND CHILD HAD DIED, THAT HAD BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS. HE TOOK SANTEE COOPER TO COURT THREE OR FOUR TIMES BEFORE HE WAS TOLD THAT HE HAD WORN OUT HIS RIGHTS AND THAT IMMINENT DOMAIN WAS THE FINAL DECISION. THIS MAN, HONEST TO HIS VOW, CAME BACK TO HIS EMPTY HOME AND PUT A GUN TO HIS HEAD AND KILLED HIMSELF THAT VERY DAY, HE HAD WARNED THEM THAT HE WOULD NEVER LEAVE HIS HOME.Read more ›
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By A Singleton on December 17, 2012
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This book has many pictures of the plantations, people and churches of the communities that were destroyed by the Santee-Cooper project in 1942. Each chapter covers a plantation and/or small community as well as the project itself along with some old and/or modern photographs, some of which are rare. My only complaint is certain chapters of the text are lacking in additional information. Otherwise it is a good book for those interested in general knowledge of the history and fate of this area of the low-country.
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By DB on September 7, 2013
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Being a preservationist, I find this book very interesting. While I understand progress destroyed those beautiful homes in this book, I feel they could have moved them rather than bull doze them. The photos and descriptions in this book are factual and contains some very interesting information. A must book for those of us who are
interested in antebellum homes.
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Such a sad end to so many historical homes. This book was purchased for pleasure reading for my own personal interest. Lots of pictures and house floor plans.
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I bought this book for the information it had on a few plantations my ancestors lived and worked on. I sent a copy to a relative for her library.
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Well written and full of valuable information on those plantations in South Carolina that no longer exist.
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By OhRosy on August 22, 2015
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For history buffs who love the south this book is a must read.
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