Between the Waters

Between the Waters is SCETV’s immersive transmedia website showcasing the culture and history of Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000 acre historic site on the coast of South Carolina.

GENERAL - SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORY

Between the Waters is SCETV’s immersive transmedia website showcasing the culture and history of Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000 acre historic site on the coast of South Carolina. Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Hobcaw is a crossroads representing every era of human history, providing a lens through which many threads of the nation’s story may be examined. Visitors to the Between the Waters website take a self-directed virtual tour of Hobcaw Barony, moving down the roads and rice canals, entering slave dwellings and grand houses, watching videos, examining photographs, and listening to historians and the first-person stories of former residents and relatives.

View the "Between the Waters" documentary below. Closed captioning has been provided for this broadcast program.

Also, view the original documentary, "The Baruchs of Hobcaw Barony."

South Carolina Educators, recertification courses are available.

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About Between the Waters
About Between the Waters

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Between the Waters is a production of South Carolina ETV and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Humanities South Carolina. The first project about Hobcaw Barony produced by...
Between the Waters - Lesson Plans
Between the Waters - Lesson Plans

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Between the Waters offers students and teachers an immersive, interactive approach to studying history. These standards-based lesson plans, written in conjunction with South Carolina ETV’s Education...
Between The Waters, Part 1 - 1000 BC - 900 AD
Between The Waters, Part 1 - 1000 BC - 900 AD

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1000 BC – 900 AD is known as the “Woodland Period” of Hobcaw Barony’s history. The area of Hobcaw was inhabited by the Waccamaw Native American tribe. The name Hobcaw means “Between the Waters” in the...
Between The Waters, Part 2 - 1500 - 1750 AD
Between The Waters, Part 2 - 1500 - 1750 AD

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In the 16th century, Spanish and English settlers came to colonize Hobcaw Barony. This was a dark time for the Waccamaw people, for Spaniards colonized Waccamaw land without regard for the natives...
Between The Waters, Part 3 - The Rice Kingdom
Between The Waters, Part 3 - The Rice Kingdom

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In the 18th and 19th centuries, rice was the most produced crop in the United States, and provided the most wealth. Historian Daniel Littlefield, and botanist Richard Porcher, discuss rice’s African...
Between The Waters, Part 5 - The Sea Island Fad
Between The Waters, Part 5 - The Sea Island Fad

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Many families of former slaves still lived in old slave housing, but the prospects of jobs, better housing, and food, were very appealing for Hobcaw’s African American communities. During the 1930s...