Carolina Gold: The March to the American Dream
Rice launched the American Dream before the country was founded. Rice made the South Carolina lowcountry the richest region in the world. Rice was called Carolina Gold and its colonial harvests weighed in the millions of pounds. Hundreds of thousands of Africans designed, built, and worked its fields. It moved more dirt than the Pyramids. If you enjoy history, love great stories, or are naturally curious, follow those involved in its incredible stakes. George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Henry Laurens. Maggie Black. View photos from the Library of Congress collections of mansions and structures that rice built; historic archival photographs of women pounding rice by hand, following the West African traditions; new photos of 300 year old rice canals. In 4000 words and pictures, “Carolina Gold,” a uniquely designed magazine book by Walter Rhett, is your personal guide into the fascinating heritage of rice.
- Publication Date
- Oct 2, 2009
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Walter Rhett