Tag: Lists of Materials

Sweetgrass Baskets in the Lowcountry

Sweetgrass Baskets in the Lowcountry

The following post was a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and 2007. It has been revised with some new materials and with a list of materials added as compiled by Grace Morris Cordial, Senior Librarian in charge of … Continue reading Sweetgrass Baskets in the Lowcountry

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Praise Houses in Gullah Religion and Social Practices

According to the National Historic Register documentation for St. Helena Island, "One of the most significant influences on slave life here was religion, which was illustrated by the development and use of praise houses on the plantation. Praise houses were generally small frame houses, often an elder slave's cabin, in which the slaves held meetings, … Continue reading Praise Houses in Gullah Religion and Social Practices

Family Surname Files in the Beaufort District Collection

We're perpetually updating the list of Family Surnames in our vertical files as new donations from genealogists arrive in the Research Room. The Family Surname list was last updated on 26 June 2018. Vertical files are a collection of articles (such as pamphlets and clippings) that is maintained (as in a library) to answer brief … Continue reading Family Surname Files in the Beaufort District Collection

Pirates of the Lowcountry: A List of Links and Materials

Most pirates began their raiding careers as legal war-time privateers of European monarchs. Some of these swashbucklers later took advantage of periods of political unrest and military threats to enrich themselves from raids on settlements or coastal vessels. The many islands and circuitous waterways of the Carolina coast were ideal places for pirates to hide, particularly during the early proprietary years (1670-1700) and at the end of the 'Golden Age of Piracy' (1716-1720).

Ribbon Creek Incident, 8 April 1956: A List of Links and Materials

The importance of the investment that the US Navy made in Beaufort County at the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century is a key point in volume 3, Bridging the Sea Islands's Past and Present, by Lawrence Rowland and Stephen Wise, University of South Carolina Press, 2015. In the words of … Continue reading Ribbon Creek Incident, 8 April 1956: A List of Links and Materials

Gullah Culture: A Preliminary List of Links and Resources

The term "Gullah" or "Geechee" describes a unique group of African Americans descended from enslaved Africans who settled along the Atlantic coast, often on sea islands, between what is now Wilmington, NC to Jacksonville, FL. Gullah is a broad living culture embracing the political, social, economic, linguistic, and artistic life of native African-American Sea Islanders. … Continue reading Gullah Culture: A Preliminary List of Links and Resources

Reconstruction Period in Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862 – 1915

As Dr. J. Brent Morris wrote on the America's Reconstruction | The Untold Story website: "The Reconstruction Era was literally a period of rebuilding ... The ending of slavery not only brought freedom to African Americans but also inaugurated a complex reshaping of fundamental American institutions including the lawmaking process, family structure, church organization, and … Continue reading Reconstruction Period in Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862 – 1915