Beyond Barbados

Sometimes the history of a place begins elsewhere and the colony of South Carolina actually began somewhere else, almost two thousand miles across the sea.

The Carolina Connection

Sometimes the history of a place begins elsewhere and the colony of South Carolina actually began somewhere else, almost two thousand miles across the sea. The settlement of Charles Towne that would grow into the colony of South Carolina, owes its origins and success to a tiny island in the West Indies that most of us know nothing about. Yet, over 7 million Americans can trace their roots directly to this Caribbean paradise.

Beyond Barbados Glossary | Carolina Stories
Beyond Barbados Glossary | Carolina Stories

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Part 1: In the Beginning (CLICK FOR VIDEO) Amalgam – A mixture or blend Amerindians – A member of the indigenous peoples of the Americas Barbados – An island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West...
Beyond Barbados, Part 3 - The Barbados Adventurers
Beyond Barbados, Part 3 - The Barbados Adventurers

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With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles...
Beyond Barbados, Part 5 - A Cultural Hearth
Beyond Barbados, Part 5 - A Cultural Hearth

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The success of Barbados, Carolina, America, the New World for that matter is coterminous with slavery. The labor, the technology, the ingenuity, and the culture that supported this global economy is...
Beyond Barbados, Part 4 - Colony Of A Colony
Beyond Barbados, Part 4 - Colony Of A Colony

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Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of...
Beyond Barbados, Part 6 - From Whence They Came
Beyond Barbados, Part 6 - From Whence They Came

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Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and South Carolina is...
Beyond Barbados, Part 1 - In The Beginning
Beyond Barbados, Part 1 - In The Beginning

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Most students today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of Barbados is as...
Beyond Barbados, Part 2 - Sweet Success
Beyond Barbados, Part 2 - Sweet Success

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Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to produce a highly...