By 1720, modern day Charleston was divided into parishes, and the 50 mile area between the Wadmalaw and Edisto rivers became known as St. Paul’s Parish. As early as 1708, the majority of the population were slaves who worked the area fields, and was the site of the first major slave rebellion in the colony in 1739. Slaves were crucial to the agriculture based economy of St. Paul’s Parish, since the area’s prosperity was through the cultivation of rice and cotton.
The oldest remaining house in St. Paul’s Parish is the Summit Plantation House, on the Toogoodoo River. Joanna Angle visits Summit’s owner, Jack Boineau, where he talks about the history of the home, its construction process, and restoration efforts.
- This indicator was written to promote inquiry into the unique development of ethnic, political, and religious identities in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how European colonization impacted the interaction among African, European, and Native American cultural groups.
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