Category: South Carolina

Ratifying the Constitution

South Carolina sent four delegates to the Constitutional Convention (Pierce Butler, Charles 
Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth 
Pinckney, and John 
Rutledge) with one concern in mind: slavery and the security of its practice. South Carolina was the richest state by the time…

Culture in South Carolina

Culture may be most aptly defined by the use of one’s free time. In South Carolina during the late eighteenth century, the state’s culture, therefore, can be classified in terms of rural and urban life. The urbanites of the time…

Women in South Carolina

Women were not particularly “important,” or rather, recognized for their importance during the eighteenth century. Somehow womens’ struggles for equality continue presently, but have made great strides from the type of life a woman endured in the 1780s. South Carolina in…

The Economy of South Carolina

At the end of the Revolution, South Carolina lost many slaves and skilled Loyalist workers, causing an economic upset. They were able to combat this, however, due to the domination of a plantation-based economy that characterized the eighteenth century and would…

Religion in South Carolina

America was founded on religion, and the same currents that encouraged the Puritans to flee their homeland to escape persecution ran through the Revolution and into the states and their constitutions. The Crown imposed the imperialistic Church of England on…

Slavery in South Carolina

By 1790, there were nearly as many black slaves in South Carolina as there were white citizens. Following the Revolution, South Carolina found itself short of labor as many slaves fought for the patriot cause and were freed or ran…