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Rice Fields And Slavery
Rice Fields And Slavery The Steeple
In Episode 7: Like the sugar cane crop in the Caribbean, South Carolina needed an export crop for England and the king. Rice production filled that need. But, the labor required to make it work was a challenge. The slaves built a system that would generate wealth unlike anything ever seen in its day.
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Aspects of our unique Southern history can only be told through its surviving rural churches. As the backcountry rapidly expanded in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the churches erected on this newly parceled land became the center of community life. These are the stories that built our nation.
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