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Further Readings

Sources and Recommended Readings

Adams, Olivia. “Geospatial and Landscape Archaeological Approaches to Cultural Adaptation in Tenant Farm Communities.” Bachelor’s essay, College of Charleston, 2015.

Aptheker, Herbert. American Negro Slave Revolts. New York: International Publishers, 1969.

Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Bolton, Charles S. Southern Anglicanism: The Church of England in Colonial South Carolina. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1982.

Brinsfield, John W. Religion and Politics in Colonial South Carolina. Easley: Southern Historical Press, 1983.

Brock, Julia, Daniel Vivian, et al. Leisure, Plantations, and the Making of a New South: The Sporting Plantations of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Red Hills Region, 1900-1940. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017. 

Bowne, Eric E. The Westo Indians: Slave Traders of the Early Colonial South. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005.

Carney, Judith. Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Cross, Wilbur. Gullah Culture in America. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, Publisher, 2012.

Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820.

Falls, Eva. “An Archaeological Exploration of a Settlement at Dixie Plantation, Hollywood, SC” M.A. thesis, East Carolina University, 2014.

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women in the Old South. Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Gallay, Alan. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Glymph, Thavolia. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Green, Jack P., Rosemary Brana-Shute, and Randy J. Sparks, eds. Money, Trade, and Power: The Evolution of Colonial South Carolina’s Plantation Society. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

Joseph, J.W. “Columns and Rows – Allees and Quarters: The Archaeology of Plantation Landscapes and the Landscape of Plantation Ideology in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.” South Carolina Antiquities 36:1 and 2 (2004), 1-12.

Joseph, J.W. and Martha Zierden, eds. Another’s Country: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on Cultural Interactions in the Southern Colonies. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002.

Joyner, Charles W. Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1984.

Katz-Hyman, Martha . and Kym S. Rice, eds. World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States. Santa Barbara: Greenwood, 2011.

Littlefield, Daniel C. Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave trade in Colonial South Carolina. Champaign: University of Illinois, 1991.

Morgan, Philip. Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Oatis, Steven J. A Colonial Complex: South Carolina’s Frontiers in the Era of the Yamasee War, 1680-1730. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

Orser, Jr., Charles and Claudia C. Holland. “Let Us Praise Famous Men, Accurately: Toward a More Complete Understanding of Postbellum Southern Agricultural Practices.” Southeastern Archaeology 3:2 (1984), 111-120.

Pearson, Edward A. “’A Countryside Full of Flames’: A Reconsideration of the Stono Rebellion and Slave Rebelliousness in the Early Eighteenth-Century South Carolina Lowcountry.” Slavery and Abolition 17:2 (1996): 22-50.

Pollitzer, William S. The Gullah People and their African Heritage. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999.

Porcher, Jr., Richard D. and William R. Judd. The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014.

Pyszka, Kimberly. “The St. Paul’s Parsonage House and the Social Functions of South Carolina Anglican Parsonages.” South Carolina Antiquities 44 (2012), 75-84.

 _____. “…unto Seynte Paules: Anglican Landscapes and Colonialism in South Carolina,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Tennessee, 2012.

 _____. “…built for the publick worship of God, according to the Church of England: Anglican Landscapes and Colonialism in South Carolina," Historical Archaeology 47(4), 1-22.

Pyszka, Kimberly and Maureen Hays. “Dixie Plantation’s Rising Tide: A Microcosm of St. Paul’s Parish and Lowcountry History.” South Carolina Historical Magazine (2016), 30-61.

_____. “People, Places, and Transport: St. Paul’s Parish Then and Now,” Southern Anthropologist (2017).

Pyszka, Kimberly, Maureen Hays, and Scott Harris. “The Archaeology of St. Paul’s Parish Church, Hollywood, SC, USA.” Church Archaeology 12 (2010), 73-80.

Pyszka, Kimberly, Nathan Fulmer, Maureen Hays, and Kalen McNabb. “…a small but convenient House of Brick: A Tale of the St. Paul's Parsonage House, Hollywood, South Carolina, USA.” Church Archaeology 15 (2011 [2013]), 47-54.

Pyszka, Kimberly, Maureen Hays, and Kalen McNabb. “Small, but Convenient? An Update on the St. Paul’s Parsonage, Hollywood, South Carolina, USA.” Church Archaeology 18 (2014[2017]), 39-50.

Ramsey, William L. The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

Smith, Mark M., ed. Stono: Documenting and Interpreting a Southern Slave Revolt. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2005.

South, Stanley and Michael Hartley. Deep Water and High Ground: Seventeenth Century Lowcountry Settlement. Columbia: South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 1980.

Thornton, John K. “African dimensions of the Stono Rebellion.” American Historical Review 96, (October 1991), 1101-13.

Vlach, Jon Michael. Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Wood, Peter. Black Majority: Negros in Colonial South Carolina: From 1670 through the Stono Rebellion. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.

Zierden, Martha, Suzanne Linder, and Ron Anthony. Willtown: An Archaeological and Historical Perspective. Columbia: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1999.


Primary Sources

Abstract of Title for Dixie Plantation, Charleston County, St. Paul’s Parish, Dixie Plantation, 1917, Records relating to Dixie Plantation, 1934-1950, South Carolina Historical Society, 43/2303.

Colleton District, South Carolina, Robert Mills, 1825, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

Dixie Plantation title, 1866. South Carolina Historical Society. 33/118-07.

John Henry Dick manuscripts, circa 1927-1990, College of Charleston Addlestone Library Special Collections, MSS65 3-22.

John Henry Dick Journals, 1947-1987, South Carolina Historical Society 34/0655.

[Plat of Stono River lands] ca. 1800. South Carolina Historical Society, 33-39-35.

Plat of Dixie Plantation, 1912, Records Relating to Dixie Plantation, South Carolina Historical Society 43/2303.

McCrady Plat #5718. Charleston County Register Mesne Conveyance Office, Charleston, SC.

McCrady Plat #6611 (A and B). Charleston County Register Mesne Conveyance Office, Charleston, SC.

Records of St. Paul’s, Stono, 1706-1864, South Carolina Historical Society, 0273.02.32

Richard, Ann Eliza. Will dated 11 March 1882 and probated 6 December 1883, Book Q, 410, Box 287, #21, Probate Court Charleston County.

Society of the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts Microfilm Series (available at the College of Charleston Addlestone Library).


Digital Sources

African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations
College of Charleston at Stono Preserve
Finding Eden
Forgotten Fields: Inland Rice Plantations in the South Carolina Lowcountry
John Henry Dick Collection
Native American Time Periods for South Carolina 
Southeastern Prehistory: Woodland Period