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Pirates of the Carolinas, Part 7 - Golden Age Ends
Pirates of the Carolinas, Part 7 - Golden Age Ends

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DISCLAIMER: This one has a lot of visual images of hangings and decapitation. Stede Bonnet had sought and received a pardon from Governor Eden at Bathtown, North Carolina, and a privateering letter of...
King Charles II | History of SC Slide Collection
King Charles II | History of SC Slide Collection

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Charles II (1630-1685) was the Stuart King of England, Scotland, and Ireland who awarded the province of South Carolina to the 8 Proprietors who settled a colony there. The name "Carolina" was adopted...
Pirates of the Carolinas, Part 4 - Stede Bonnet
Pirates of the Carolinas, Part 4 - Stede Bonnet

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Stede Bonnett is a wealthy and well-respected sugar plantation owner from the tiny West Indian island of Barbados. He used his own resources to outfit a sloop he christened "Revenge." With ten guns...
Pirates of the Carolinas, Part 5 - Female Pirates
Pirates of the Carolinas, Part 5 - Female Pirates

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Although males, young and old, comprised the great majority of pirates, some women seeking the same adventure and plunder disguised themselves as males and also signed aboard pirate vessels. Anne...
John C. Calhoun | History of SC Slide Collection
John C. Calhoun | History of SC Slide Collection

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In 1824, John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) was elected Vice President of the United States under John Quincy Adams, and again in 1828 under Andrew Jackson. (For Calhoun's career prior to 1824, see John C...