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This section of the Website is still under development.  For now, here are some books that may be helpful if you are interested in learning more about the Lowcountry Rice Culture: 
Lowcountry Rice Culture Preliminary Bibliography

Lowcountry Life & Plantations:

General
Edelson, S. Max. Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2006.
McInnis, Maurie Dee. In Pursuit of Refinement: Charlestonians Abroad, 1740-1860. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.
McInnis, Maurie Dee. The Politics of Taste in Antebellum Charleston. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
McInnis, Maurie Dee, and Louis P. Nelson. Shaping the Body Politic: Art and Political Formation in Early America. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011.
Morgan, Philip D.  Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake & Lowcountry. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998,
Tuten, James H. Lowcountry Time and Tide: The Fall of the South Carolina Rice Kingdom. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.

Enslaved Africans
Campbell, Edward D. C., ed.  Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South. Richmond: The Museum of the Confederacy and the University Press of Virginia, 1991.
Ferguson, Leland G. Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1992.
Genovese, Eugene D.  Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Vintage Books, 1976.
Joyner, Charles W. Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1984.
Hurmence, Belinda, ed.  Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember: Twenty-seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, Publisher, 1989.
McInnis, Maurie Dee. Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Owens, Leslie Howard.  This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 Through the Stono Rebellion. New York: Random House, 1974.

European Planters
Clinton, Catherine.  The Plantation Mistress: Woman’s World in the Old South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within The Plantation Household: Black And White Women Of The Old South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
LeClercq, Anne Sinkler Whaley.  An Antebellum Plantation Household, Including the South Carolina Low Country Receipts and Remedies of Emily Wharton Sinkler. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996.
Pennington, Patience (Elizabeth W. Allston Pringle).  A Woman Rice Planter. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1961.

Visual Arts
Green, Jonathan.  Gullah Images: The Art of Jonathan Green.  Columbia, SC: University of SC, 1996.
Mack, Angela D. and Stephen G. Hoffius, eds.  Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art.  Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2008.
Severns, Martha. Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: an artist, a place, and a time.  Charleston, SC: Carolina Art Association (Gibbes Museum of Art), 1993.
​Smith, Alice R. Huger, Herbert Ravenel Sass, and D. E. Huger Smith. A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties ; 30 Paintings in Water-Colour. New York: W. Morrow and Co, 1936.



Cultural Traditions & Connections to West Africa:

General
Branch, Muriel Miller. The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People. Orangeburg: Sandlapper Publishing, 1995.
Holloway, Joseph E., ed.  Africanisms in American Culture.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
Jones-Jackson, Patricia.  When Roots Die: Endangered Traditions on the Sea Islands.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1987.
Joyner, Charles.  Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Lindsay, Nick, ed.  And I’m Glad: An Oral History of Edisto Island. Charleston: Tempus Publishing, 2000.
Lowther, Kevin.  The African American odyssey of John Kizell : a South Carolina slave returns to fight the slave trade in his African homeland. Columbia, SC: University of SC Press, 2011.
Opala, Joseph A. The Gullah: Rice, Slavery, and the Sierra Leone-American Connection. Freetown, Sierra Leone: USIS, 1987.
Pollitzer, Wiliam S.  The Gullah People and Their African Heritage. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999.
Pyatt, Sherman E. and Alan Johns.  A Dictionary and Catalog of African American Folklife of the South. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.

Foodways
Burn, Bullie.  Stirrin’ the Pots on Daufuskie. Spartanburg: The Reprint Company, 1991.
Harris, Jessica B. Beyond Gumbo: Creole Fusion Food from the Atlantic Rim. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. 
Harris, Jessica B. High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America. New York: Bloomsbury, 2011
Harris, Jessica B. Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa's Gifts to New World Cooking. New York: Atheneum, 1989. 
Harris, Jessica B. The Welcome Table: African-American Heritage Cooking. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. 
Hess, Karen. The Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1992.
Robinson, Sallie Ann.  Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Robinson, Sallie Ann, and Gloria J. Underwood. Cooking the Gullah Way, Morning, Noon, and Night. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Medicine
Mitchell, Faith.  Hoodoo Medicine: Sea Islands Herbal Remedies. Reed, Cannon, & Johnson, Co., 1978.
Watson, Wilbur H.  Black Folk Medicine: The Therapeutic Significance of Faith and Trust. New Brunswick: Transactions Books, 1988.

Language
Holloway, Joseph E. The African Heritage of American English. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. 
Turner, Lorenzo D. Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949.

Religion
Cornelius, Janet Duitsman.  Slave Missions and the Black Church in the Antebellum South.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.
Creel, Margaret Washington. A Peculiar People: Slaves, Religion, and Community-Culture Among the Gullahs. New York: New York University Press, 1989.  
Raboteau, Albert J.  Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Baskets
Rosengarten, Dale. Row Upon Row: Sea Grass Baskets of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Columbia: McKissik Museum, University of South Carolina, 1986.
Rosengarten, Dale, Theodore Rosengarten and Enid Schildkrout.  Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art. New York: Museum for African Art, 2008.

Agriculture
Carney, Judith Ann, and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff. In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Carney, Judith A. Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.
Fields-Black, Edda L. Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.
Littlefield, Daniel C. Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina. Baton Rogue: Louisiana State University, 1981.