Books: Southern Memorial

A CAROLINA RICE PLANTATION OF THE FIFTIES—Herbert Ravenel Sass—Morrow ($10).

The Rice Coast of South Carolina is fed by eleven rivers whose names read like one of the patriotic catalogs in Whitman's poems. From north to south they are the Waccamaw, the Pee Dee, the Black, the Sampit, the Santee, the Cooper, the Ashley, the Edisto, the Ashepoo, the Combahee, the Savannah. Near the mouths of these slow streams, in a region 150 miles long and about 50 miles wide, were the great rice plantations that before the Civil War made the South Carolina Low...

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