The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina


The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina - Arthur Henry Hirsch, Ph.D. Although there may have been a few scattered French Huguenots who settled in South Carolina earlier, the first group to arrive came in 1669 and was the forerunner of many others. This well-written volume provides some historical background to their emigration and detailed discussions of their settlements at Charleston, Santee, St. Thomas, St. Dennis, the Orange Quarter, St. John's Berkley, St. Stephen's, Purrysburg, and Hillsboro. There is an extensive discussion of their religious and political affairs, and of their role in the development of the colony. A great deal of biographical data is presented, including a chapter on prominent families, and numerous reproductions of portraits. This volume is very well documented, has an extensive bibliography, an appendix with unpublished letters and documents, and a complete index. (1928), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 398 pp.

ISBN: 9781556130991